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DREW  UNIVERSITY  LIBRARY 


JOURNAL  OF  THE 

1972 

GENERAL  CONFERENCE 

OF 

THE  UNITED  METHODIST  CHURCH 

Volume  I 


Digitized  by  tine  Internet  Archive 
in  2009 


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JOURNAL 

OF  THE 

1972 

GENERAL  CONFERENCE 

OF 

THE  UNITED  METHODIST  CHURCH 

Volume   I 


HELD  AT 

ATLANTA,  GEORGIA 

April  16-28,   1972 


Edited  by 

JOHN  L.   SCHREIBER,  Journal  Editor 

The  General  Conference  of  The  United  Methodist  Church 


.AM 

vol.1 


CERTIFICATION 

This  certifies  that  the  following  pages  constitute  the 
Official  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference  of  The 
United  Methodist  Church,  held  at  Atlanta,  Georgia,  April 
16-28,  1972,  including  the  Officers,  Personnel,  Commissions, 
Committees,  Representatives  on  Boards  and  Commissions 
that  acted  during  the  Conference,  or  were  elected  by  them, 
proceedings  of  business,  communications,  and  other  mat- 
ter ordered  printed  by  the  General   Conference. 


The  General  Conference   Secretary 
The  United   Methodist   Church 


CONTENTS 

Page 

Title  Page  3 

Certification  of  Journal  4 

Table  of  Contents  5 

Hosts,  Commission  on  Entertainment,  1972 7 

Local  Atlanta  Hosts   8 

Offices  and  Meeting  Rooms   9 

Council  of  Bishops  of  the  United  Methodist 

Church    10 

Conference  of  Methodist  Bishops  (Bishops 

OR  Heads  of  Autonomous  Churches)    12 

The  Judicial  Council  13 

Officers  and  Committees,  1972  General 

Conference  15 

Secretarial  Staff  15 

Ballots  and  Tellers   16 

Standing  Administrative  Committees  20 

Interjurisdictional  Committee  on  Episcopacy 23 

Personnel  of  the  General  Conference  28 

Alphabetical  List  of  Delegates  116 

Alphabetical  List  of  Reserve  Delegates  134 

Standing  Legislative  Committees  (Membership)   .  .  .154 

Plan  of  Organization  and  Rules  of  Order  179 

Episcopal  Address  205 

Journal 

Sunday,  April  16,  1972,  Evening  223 

Monday,  April  17,  1972,  Morning 229 

Afternoon    267 

Tuesday,  April  18,  1972,  Morning  279 

Wednesday,  April  19,   1972,  Morning    297 

Thursday,  April  20,  1972,  Morning  322 

Friday,  April  21,  1972,  Morning   343 

Saturday,  April  22,  1972,  Morning   366 

Monday,  April  24,  1972,  Morning 388 

Evening     404 

Tuesday,  April  25,  1972,  Morning  417 

Afternoon    428 

Evening     439 

Wednesday,  April  26,  1972,  Morning   .447 

Afternoon    463 

Evening     476 

Thursday,  April  27,  1972,  Morning   .488 

Afternoon    504 

Evening     515 

Friday,  April  28,  1972,  Morning 532 

Afternoon    554 

Evening     572 

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Appendix 

I.  Vote  on  Constitutional  Amendments 601 

II.  Decisions  of  Judicial  Council   605 

III.  Devotional  Addresses  and  Sermons 721 

IV.  Reports  of  Administrative  Committees  779 

V.  Reports  of  Standing  Legislative  Committees1038 

VI.  Reports  to  the  General  Conference  1667 

Index    2075 


HOSTS 

Editor's  Note:  These  addresses  are  as  they  were  at  the  1972  General 
Conference. 

(Italics  denote  ministers  other  than  bishops) 

COMMISSION  ON  ENTERTAINMENT 
AND  PROGRAM  OF 

The  1972  General  Conference 
The  United  Methodist  Church 

Chairman:  A.  G.  Jefferson,  Allied  Arts  Bldg.,  Lynchburg,  Va.  24504 

Vice-Chairman:   (Facilities)  Marion  R.  Walker,  2751  Poli  St.,  Ven- 
tura, Calif,  93003 

Vice-Chairman :    (Program)    Irving  L.  Smith,  3133  N.  W.   19th  St., 
Oklahoma  City,  Okla.  73107 

Secretary:    Gene   E.   Sease,   Indiana   Central    College,   Indianapolis, 
Indiana  46227 

Business  Manager:    Norman  L.  Conard,  1200   Davis   St.,   Evanston, 
Illinois  60201 

Class  of  1972 

Bosshardt,  Floyd  E.,  2310  Taft  St.,  N.E.,  Minneapolis,  Minn.  55418 
Bozeman,  W.  Scott,  411  W.  Turner  St.,   Clearwater,  Florida  33516 
Chittum,  John  W.,  722  N.  Bever  St.,  Wooster,  Ohio  44691 
Epps,  A.  C,  181  Ashby,  S.  W.,  Atlanta,  Georgia  30314 
Hall,  Carl  C,  46  Edgehill,  Little  Rock,  Arkansas  72207 
Hole,  J.  Wesley,  5250  Santa  Monica  Blvd.,  Los  Angeles,  Calif.  90029 
Myers,  Paul  E.,  2908  Union  Ave.,  Altoona,  Pennsylvania  16602 
Tuell,  Jack  M.,  401  W.  33rd  St.,  Vancouver,  Washington  98663 
Young,  J.  Otis,  1661  North  Northwest  Highway,  Park  Ridge,  Illinois 
60068 

Class  of  1976 

Beatty,  William  M.,  Route  1,  Box  734,  Hopwood,  Pennsylvania  15445 
Cole,   Thomas   W.,   124    S.   W.   23rd   St.,    Gainesville,   Florida   32601 
Jefferson,  A.  G.,  Allied  Arts  Bldg.,  Lynchburg,  Virginia  24505 
Sease,  Gene  E.,  Indiana  Central  College,  Indianapolis,  Indiana  46227 
Smith,  Irving  L.,  3133   N.   W.   19th  St.,  Oklahoma   City,   Oklahoma 

73107 
Strosahl,  M.  Stanford,  2231  E.  Luther  Road,  Janesville,  Wise.  53545 
Walker,  Marion  R.,  2751  Poli  St.,  Ventura,  Calif.  93003 

Ex-Officio 

Brawner,  R.  Bryan    (Treasurer),  1200  Davis  St.,   Evanston,  Illinois 

60201 
Conard,  NoT-man  L.  (Convention  Bureau),  1200  Davis  St.,  Evanston, 

Illinois  60201 
Hole,  J.  Wesley  (Secretary),  5250  Santa  Monica  Blvd.,  Los  Angeles, 

Calif.  90029 

COMMITTEES 

Executive:  A.  G.  Jefferson,  Marion  R.  Walker,  Irving  L.  Smith,  Gene 

E.  Sease,  J.  Otis  Young,  Norman  L.  Conard,  R.  Bryan  Brawner, 

A.  C.  Epps,  J.  Wesley  Hole. 
Facilities:  Marion  R.  Walker,  Chairman;  Norman  L.  Conard,  William 

M.  Beatty,  W.  Scott  Bozeman,  A.  C.  Epps,  J.  Wesley  Hole,  John 

W.  Chittum,  A.  G.  Jefferson. 


Program:   Irving  L.   Smith,   Chairman;    Thomas   W.   Cole,   Gene  E. 

Sease,  Jack  M.  Tuell,  J.  Otis  Young,  A.  G.  Jefferson,  Paul  E.  Myers, 

Bishop  D.  Frederick  Wertz,  Bishop  Paul  V.  Galloway. 
Finance:   J.  Otis  Young,  Chairman;   R.  Bryan  Brawner,  J.  Wesley 

Hole,  Gene  E.  Sease,  Irving  L.  Smith,  Marion  R.  Walker,  A.  G. 

Jefferson,  Norman  Conard. 
Badges:   Carl  C.   Hall,   Chairman;   William  R.   Beatty,  M.  Stanford 

Strosahl. 
Fraternal  Delegates:  Floyd  E.  Bosshardt,  Chairman;  W.  Scott  Boze- 

man,  John  W.  Chittum. 
Literature:  Marion  R.  Walker,  Chairman;  J.  Wesley  Hole,  Paul  E. 

Myers. 
Guest   Seating:    A.   C.  Epps,   Chairman;   Floyd  E.  Bosshardt,   Carl 

C.  Hall. 
Housing:  John  W.  Chittum,   Chairman;   Thomas  W.  Cole,  Floyd  E. 

Bosshardt,  M.  Stanford  Strosahl. 
Seating  of  Delegates :  Officers  of  the  Commission. 
General   Conference    Secretary  Administration:    William   M.   Beatty, 

Chairman;    A.    G.  Jefferson,   R.   Bryan   Brawner,   J.   Otis    Young, 

Gene  E.  Sease. 

LOCAL  ATLANTA  OFFICERS 

AND  COMMITTEES 

Honorary  Chairmen    Bishop  John   Owen  Smith 

D.  W.  Brooks 

General  Chairman  &  Executive  Director Gene  Carroll 

Vice-Chairman  &   Legal   Counsel Albert  Sidney  Jonson 

Secretary C.   S.   Stinson 

Treasurer       Wardlaw  W.   Moore 

COMMITTEE  CHAIRMEN 

Arrangements  Division:  Adolphus  Dickerson,  Charles  Williams 

Auditorium:  Neil  Ponder,  C.  B.  Gopher 

Badges :  W.  Lowry  Anderson,  John  Watt 

Communications :  C.  A.  Scott,  Guy  Sharpe 

Ushers  &  Pages:  J.  E.  Lowery,  Joe  B.  Dekle 

Worship  Center:  Jackson  Braddy,  Anna  W.  Robinson 

International  Fellowship  Center:  Charles  Jackson,  William  Starnes 
Equipment  Division:  Dan  F.  Brewster,  Robert  Stovall 

First  Aid :  Lewis  Davis 

Equipment  Procurement:  Willis  Jackson 

Post  Office :  Wilton  Moulder 

Secretarial  Personnel :  Virginia  Dickerson,  Jeanne  Page 
Program  Division:  F.  W.  Montgomery,  William  A.  Tyson 

Communion :  Charles  Wilson,  Jonathan  Jackson 

Music:  John  Dressier 

Pulpit  Assignments:  Robert  V.  Ozment,  C.  S.  Stinson 

"Georgia  Night":  Thomas  Whiting,  J.  P.  Brawley 
Entertainment  Division :  Sam  Coker,  George  L.  Zorn 

Coffee  Hour:  Randy  Pollard 

Reception :  Bevel  Jones,  Oswald  P.  Bronson 

Transportation  &  Tours :  H.  Dan  Rice,  Elroy  Embry 

Women's :  Caroline  Drinkard 
Housing  &  Registration  Division:  W.  Candler  Budd,  R.  W.  Moore 
Finance  Division:  D.  W.  Brooks,  Louis  Rivers 


OFFICES  AND  MEETING  ROOMS 

Room  Assignments     for  General  Conference  1972 

Civic  Center  Building 

Plenary  Session    Main   Hall 

Communion      Main  Hall 

First  Floor 

Bishop's  Room    Room  100 

Treasurer's  Office   Room  101 

Council  on  World  Service  and  Finance    Room  101 

General    Conference    Secretary    Room    102 

Daily  Christian   Advocate    Room    103 

Bishops  Wives  Room    Room   104 

Information  Counter   Lobby 

Registration    Lobby 

Post  Office    Lobby 

First  Aid    Lobby  Room  105 

Transportation  Counter    Lobby 

Daily  Christian  Advocate  Sales    Lobby 

Second  Floor 

Publishing  House   Sales    Room   200 

Friendship  Lounge   Lobby 

Overseas  Delegates  Lounge   Lobby 

Plenary  Session  Recorder   Room  201 

Secretary  Pool   Room  202 

Press,    Radio    and    Television    Room   203 

Daily   Christian   Advocate    Sales    Room   200 

UNITED  METHODIST  CENTER  BUILDING 

Judicial  Council    Bishop's  Conference  Room 

Commission   on   Entertainment  and    Program    4th    Floor 

Conference  Room 

FIRST  UNITED  METHODIST  CHURCH 

Structure  Study  Commission 

ST.  MARK  UNITED  METHODIST  CHURCH 
ALL  LEGISLATIVE  COMMITTEES 

Christian  Social  Concerns Room  101 

Conferences Room  306 

Education       Room  204 

Lay  Activity  and  Church  Finance Room  305 

Membership  and  Evangelism   Room  206 

Clergy       Room  303 

Missions       Room   205 

Pensions       Chapel 

Communications    and    Publications    Room    202 

Health   and   Welfare    Room    203 

Ecumenical   Affairs    Room    109 

Judicial  Administration,  Enabling  Acts  and  Legal 

Forms       Room  210 

Local  Church Room  201 

Rituals   and   Orders  of   Worship    Room   105 


ADMINISTRATIVE  AND  JUDICIAL  BODIES 

THE  COUNCIL  OF  BISHOPS 

THE  UNITED  METHODIST  CHURCH 

President:  Bishop  Paul  Hardin,  Jr. 
Vice  President:  Bishop  0.  Eugene  Slater 
Secretary:  Bishop  Roy  H.  Short, 

EFFECTIVE  BISHOPS 

Allen,  L.  Scott,  502  Gay  Street,  S.  W.;  Suite  314,  Knoxville,  Tennessee 

37902 
Alton,  Ralph  T.,  325  Emerald  Terrace,  Sun  Prairie,  Wisconsin  53590 
Andreassen,  Harry  P.,  Caixa  Postal  68-C,  Luanda,  Angola 
Armstrong,   A.    James,    Berkshire    Plaza,   405    N.    W.    Eighth   Ave., 

Aberdeen,  South  Dakota  57401 
Borgen,  Ole  E.,  Sibyllagatan  18,  III,  114-42  Stockholm,  Sweden 
Cannon,  William  R.,  Methodist  Bldg.,  1307  Glenwood  Avenue,  Raleigh, 

N.  C.  27605 
Carleton,   Alsie    H.,    First   National    Bank    Bldg.,    Suite    1201,    5301 

Central  Ave.  E,  Albuquerque,  New  Mexico  87108 
Copeland,  Kenneth  W.,  5215   S.  Main  Street,  Houston,  Texas  77002 
Ensley,   F.   Gerald,   395   East   Broad    Street,   Columbus,    Ohio   43215 
Ferrer,    Comelio,    900    United    Nations    Avenue,    Box    756,    Manila, 

Philippines 
Finger,   H.   Ellis,   Jr.,   Room   415,   95   White   Bridge   Rd.,   Nashville, 

Tennessee  37205 
Frank,  Eugene  M.,  835  Oleta  Drive,  St.  Louis,  Missouri  63105 
Galloway,  Paul  V.,  723  Center  Street,  Little  Rock,  Arkansas  72201 
Golden,  Charles  F.,  P.  0.  Box  467,  330  Ellis  Street,  San  Francisco, 

Cal.  94101 
Goodson,  W.  Kenneth,  1801  Sixth  Avenue,  N.,  Birmingham,  Alabama 

35203 
Granadosin,  Paul,  Box  87,  Baquio  City,  Philippines 
Haertel,  Armin,  8020   Dresden,  Wiener  Strasse  56,   Germany  DDR. 
Hardin,  Paul,  Jr.,  1420  Lady  Street,  Columbia,  S.  C.  29201 
Henley,  James  W.,  P.  O.  Box  1747,  127  Lake  Hollingsworth  Drive, 

Lakeland,  Florida  33802 
Howard,   J.    Gordon,   1701   Arch    Street,   Philadelphia,    Pennsylvania 

19103 
Hunt,  Earl  G.,  Jr.,  310  Cole  Bldg.,  207  Hawthorne  Lane,  Charlotte, 

N.C.  28204  ,        „  .    ,. 

Joshi,  R.  D.,  13  Sankli  Street,  Byculla,  Bombay  8,  India 
Kaebnick,   Hermann   W.,   3   Riverside   Office  Center,   2101    N.   Front 

Street,  Harrisburg,  Pennsylvania  17110 
Kearns,  Francis  E.,  1226  Market  Avenue,  North,  Canton,  Ohio  44714 
Kennedy,  Gerald  H.,  5250  Santa  Monica  Blvd.,  Los  Angeles,  California 

90029 
Lance,  Joseph  R.,  37  Cantonment  Road,  Lucknow,  U.  P.,  India 
Loder,  Dwight  E.,  2111  Woodward  Avenue,  Francis  Palms  Bldg.,  8th 

Floor,  Detroit,  Michigan  48201 
Lord,  John  Wesley,  100  Maryland  Avenue,  N.  E.,  Washington,  D.  C. 

20002 
Mathews,  James  K.,  581  Boylston  Street,  Boston,  Massachusetts  02116 
Milhouse,   Paul  W.,   606   Cravens   Bldg.,   Oklahoma   City,   Oklahoma 

73102 
Mitchell,  Eric,  Bishops  Lodge,  Abid  Road,  Hyderabad,   A.  P.,  India 

10 


The  United  Methodist  Church  11 

Moore,  Noah  W.,  Jr.,  2641  N.  49th  Street,  Lincoln,  Nebraska  68504 
Mueller,    Reuben    H.,    Box    88188,    Mapleton    Station,    Indianapolis, 

Indiana  46208 
Muzorewa,  Abel  T.,  3   Marimba  Park,  P.  0.   Southerton,   Salisbury, 

Rhodesia 
Nagbe,  S.  Trowen,  Sr.,  P.  0.  Box  1010,  Monrovia,  Liberia 
Nichols,  Roy  C,  408  Seventh  Avenue,  Pittsburg,  Pennsylvania  15222 
Pagura,     Federico,     Seminario     Teologio     Metodista,     Apartado     78, 

Alejuela,  Costa  Rica,  S.  A. 
Pendergrass,    Edward    J.,    Methodist   Bldg.,   321    Mississippi    Street, 

Jackson,  Mississippi  39205 
Pope,  W.  Kenneth,  P.  0.  Box  8124,  Dallas,  Texas  75205 
Pryor,   Thomas    M.,   77   W.   Washington  St.,   Chicago,   Illinois   60602 
Schaefer,   Franz  W.,   P.   0.   Box   135,   C.H-8026,   69   Badenerstrasse, 

Zurich,  Svi^itzerland 
Shaw,  A.  J.,  12  Boulevard  Road,  Delhi  6,  India 

Short,  Roy  H.,  1115   S.  Fourth  Avenue,  Louisville,  Kentucky  40203 
Shungu,  John  Wesley,  B.  P.  560,  Luluabourg,  Congo 
Slater,  O.  Eugene,  P.  O.  Box  28509,  535  Bandera  Rd.,  San  Antonio, 

Texas  78284 
Smith,  J.  Owen,  159  Forrest  Avenue  at  Piedmont  Avenue,  Atlanta, 

Ga.,  30303 
Sommer,    C.    Ernst,    Wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse    8,    D-6    Frankfurt 

(Main)  1,  Germany 
Sparks,  W.  Maynard,  800  Olympic  National  Bldg.,  920  Second  Avenue, 

Seattle,  Washington  98104 
Stowe,  W.  McFerrin,  4201  W.  Fifteenth  Street,  Topeka,  Kansas  66604 
Stuart,  R,  Marvin,  2200  S.  University  Blvd.,  Denver,  Colorado  80210 
Taylor,  Prince  Albert,  Jr.,  One  Palmer  Square,  Room  341,  Princeton, 

N.  J. 08540 
Thomas,  James  S.,  1019  Chestnut  St.,  Des  Moines,  Iowa  50309 
Walton,  Aubrey  G.,  1915  American  Bank  Bldg.,  200  Carondelet  St., 

New  Orleans,  Louisiana  70130 
Ward,  W.  Ralph,  3049  E.  Genesee  Street,  Syracuse,  New  York  13224 
Washburn,  Paul  A.,  122  W.  Franklin  Avenue,  Minneapolis,  Minnesota 

55404 
Webb,  Lance,  The  United  Methodist  Church,  501  E.  Capitol  Avenue, 

Springfield,  Illinois  62701 
Wertz,  D.  Frederick,  900  Washington  Street,  East,  Charleston,  West 

Virginia  25301 
Wicke,  Lloyd   C,   United   Methodist  Center,  210   Boston   Post   Road, 

Rye,  New  York  10580 
Zunguze,     Escrivao     A.,     Caixa     Postal     2640,     Lourenco     Marques, 

Mozambique 

RETIRED  BISHOPS 

Barbieri,  Sante,  Casilla  5296,  Correro  Central  Buenos  Aires,  Argen- 
tina 
Brashares,  Charles  W.,  422  Davis  St.,  Evanston,  111.  60201 
Corson,   Fred   P.,   2601   Parkway,   Philadelphia,   Pennsylvania   19130 
Dodge,  Ralph  E.,  3657  W.  Nichols  St.,  Springfield,  Mo.  65803 
Franklin,  Marvin  A.,  758  Pinehurst  St.,  Jackson,  Mississippi  39202 
Garber,  Paul  N.,  1  Rue  de  Colombier,  Geneva,  Switzerland 
Garrison,  Edwin  R.,  Carriage  Green  Apts.,  C-9,  4507  W.  Main  St., 

Kalamazoo,  Michigan  49007  ..     „       . .,     . 

Harmon,   Nolan   B.,  998   Springdale   Road,    N.    E.,   Atlanta,   Georgia 

30306  .  »    .     „     XT  11 

Heininger,   Harold    R.,  133    W.    Franklin   Ave.,    Apt.    7,    Naperville, 

Illinois  60540  ^,  .     ,^  ,^^ 

Herrick,  Paul  M.,  2928  Rugby  Rd.,  Dayton,  Ohio  45405 


12  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Holloway,  Fred  G.,  1301  N.  Harrison  St.,  Wilmington,  Delaware  19806 
King,  Willis  J.,  4834  Prentiss  Avenue,  New  Orleans,  Louisiana  70126 
Ledden,  W.  Earl,  4201  Mass.  Ave.,  N.  W.,  Washington,  D.  C.  20016 
Love,  Edgar  A.,  2416  Montebello  Terrace,  Baltimoi-e,  Maryland  21214 
Martin,    Paul    E.,    Preston    Tower,    Apt.    407,    6211    W.    Northwest 

Highway,  Dallas,  Texas  75225 
Martin,  William  C,  Quapaw  Towers,  Apt.  9  M,  9th  and  Ferry  Sts., 

Little  Rock,  Ark.  72202 
Mondol,   Shot  K.,  425   Dayton  Towers  Dr.,  Apt.  7   H,   Dayton,  Ohio 

45410 
Moore,  Arthur  J.,  1391  N.  Decatur  Rd.,  Atlanta,  Georgia  30306 
Nail,    T.    Otto,    Methodist   Church,   Metropole    Bldg.,    7th    Floor,    57 

Peking  Road,  Kowloon,  Hong  Kong  BCC 
Newell,  Frederick  B.,  41  Crocus  Lane,  Heritage  Woods,  Avon,  Conn. 

06001 
Northcott,   H.   Clifford,   The    Georgian,    422    Davis    Street,    Evanston, 

Illinois  60201 
Pickett,    J.    Waskom,    903    Dearborn    Towers,    22700    Garrison    Ave., 

Dearborn,  Michigan  48124 
Raines,  Richard  C,  Glen  Glorious,  Glen  Arbor,  Michigan  49636  (June 

1-Oct.  1) 

1438  S.  Ocean  Blvd.,  Pompano  Beach,  Florida  33062  (Oct.  1-June  1) 
Reed,  Marshall  R.,  Box  801,  Chelsea  Retirement  Home,  Chelsea,  Mich. 

48118 
Rockey,  Clement  D.,  3470  Mill  Street,  Eugene,  Oregon  97405 
Singh,  Mangal,  94  Civil  Line,  Bareilly,  U.P.,  India 
Smith,   W.   Angle,   Terrace  House,   Apt.   8    F.,   3131   Maple   Avenue, 

Dallas,  Texas  75201 
Straughn,  James  H.,  303  Northway  (Guilford),  Baltimore,  Maryland 

21218 
Subhan,  John  A,  3-6-29  1/2  Hyderguda,  Hyderabad   1,  A.  P.,  India 
Sundaram,    Gabriel,   Humayun   Nagar,    Hyderabad   28,   A.    P.,   India 
Tippett,  Donald  H,.  45   Southhampton  Avenue,  Berkeley,  California 

94707 
Valencia,   Jose   L.,   Methodist   Rural   Center,   Kidapawan,   Cotabato 

90335  Philippines 
Voigt,  Edwin  Edgar,  Bay\aew  Manor,   11  W.  Aloha   Street,  Seattle, 

Washington  98119 
Werner,  Hazen  G.,  1830  A  Helshman  Gardens,  Carlisle,  Pa.,  17013 
Wunderlich,    Friederich,    34    Grillparzerstrasse    6,    Frankfurt,    A/M 

Main,  Germany 
Zottele,  Pedro,  Casilla  10222,  Santiago,  Chile 

CONFERENCE  OF  METHODIST  BISHOPS 

(BISHOPS  OR  HEADS  OF  AUTONOMOUS  CHURCHES) 

Bishop  Carlos  T.  Gattinoni,  Rivadavia  4044,  Buenos  Aires  13,  Argen- 
tina 

Bishop  Mortimer  Arias,  Casilla  356,  La  Paz,  Bolivia 

Bishop  Alniir  dos  Santos,  Rua  Marques  de  Abrantes  64,  Apto.  201, 
Rio  de  Janeiro,  GB. 

Bishop  Sady  Machado  da  Silva,  Rua  Sao  Vicente  100,  Apto.  104, 
Porto  Alegre,  RS. 

Bishop  Alipio  da  Silva  Lavoura,  Rua  Costa  Aguiar,  1534  Casa  11, 
Ipiranga,  Sao  Paulo,  SP. 

Bishop  Omar  Daibert,  Caixa  Postal,  2009,  Sao  Paulo,  SP.  (tempo- 
rary) 

Bishop   Oswaldo  Dias   da   Silva,   Caixa   Postal   1272,   Campinas,    SP. 

Bishop  Wilbur  K.  Smith,  Caixa  Postal  2871     80.000  Curitiba,  Brazil 

Bishop  Hla   Sein,  321  Godwin  Road,  Dagon  P.  O.,  Rangoon,  Burma 


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Bishop  Raymond  Valenzuela,  Casilla  6F,  Santiago,  Chile 

Bishop  Armando  Rodriguez,  Calle  58,  No.  4305,   Marianao   Habana, 

Cuba 
Bishop    Johannes   Gultom,    c/o    Miss    G.    Robinett,   Field    Treas.,    DJ. 

Lit.  KoL,  Martinus,  Lubis,  28,  Medan,  Sumatra,  Indonesia 
Bishop   Chang   Duk   Yun,   Korean   Methodist   Church,   K.   P.    0.    Box 

285.  Seoul,  Korea  100 
Bishop  Yap  Kim  Hao,  23-B  Coleman  Street,  Singapore  6,  Malaysia 
Bishop  Alejandro  Ruiz  M.,  Calzada  Mexico   Coyoacan   #349,  Mexico 

13,  D.  F.  Mexico 
Rev.   Ezra   Barawani,   Ekas   Muri — P.   0.   Box  21,  Jalingo,   Nigeria, 

West  Africa 
Bishop  Wenceslao  Bahamonde,  Apartado  1386,  Lima,  Peru 
Dr.   Emilio   E.   Castro    (Pres.),  Casilla    1773,   Montevideo,    Uruguay 

(BISHOPS  OR  HEADS  OF  UNITED  CHURCHES) 

Dr.  Andre   Pieters,   5   rue   du   Champ-de-Mars,   Brussels    5,    Belgium 
Rev.    Raymond    Garcia,    Apartado    727,    Santo    Domingo,    Dominican 

Republic 
Rev.  Renee  Tufino,  United  Andean  Mission,  Casilla  455,  Quito,  Ecua- 
dor 
Dr.    Peter   Wong.    191   Prince   Edward    Road,    Kowloon,    Hong   Kong 
Rev.   Mitsuho   Yoshida,  United  Church  of  Christ,  2-4  Chome,  Ginza, 

Chuo-Ku,  Tokyo,  Japan 
Rev.    Seijin    Higa,    41-1    Kinjo-cho,    Shvri,   Naha,    Okinawa,    Ryukyu 

Islands 
Bishop  Estanislao  Abainza,  Box  718,  Manila,  Philippines 
Bishop     Pedro     Raterta,     Silliman     Park,     Dumaguste     City     J-409, 

Philippines 
Bishop  Aquilino  F.  Guerrero,  Box  718,  Manila,  Philippines 
Bishop  Mercurio  M.  Serifia,  Ozamis  City  M-310,  Philippines 
Bishop    John    V.    Samuels,    113    Quasin    Road,    Multan    Gantt,    West 
Pakistan 

THE  JUDICIAL  COUNCIL 

President:  Murray  H.  Leiffer,  721  Foster  St.,  Evanston,  Illinois  60201 
Vice-President:  Leon  E.  Hickman,  Eckert,  Seamans  &  Cherin,  Porter 

Bldg.,  Pittsburgh,  Penna.  15219 
Secretary:    Kathrvn    M.    Grove    (Mrs.    D.    Dwight    Grove),    5025    N. 

Marvine  St.,  Philadelphia,  Penna.  19141 

Terms  Expiring  1972 

Murray  H.  Leiffer,  721  Foster  St.,  Evanston,  Illinois  60201 
Leon  E.  Hickman,  Eckert,  Seamans  &  Cherin,  Porter  Building,  Pitts- 
burgh, Penna. 15219 
Hoover  Rupert,  120  South  State  Street,  Ann  Arbor,  Michigan  48108 
Samuel  W.  Witwer,  Board  of  Trade  Building,  141  W.  Jackson  Blvd., 
Chicago,  Illinois  60604 

Terms  Expiring  1976 

Theodore  M.  Berry,  301  G  Street,  S.  W.,  Washington.  D.   C.  20024 
Charles   B.   Copher,    3340    Lake    Valley    Road,    N.    W.,    Atlanta,    Ga. 

30331 
/.  Ly)id  Esch,  4305-B  Declaration  Drive,  Indianapolis,  Indiana  46227 
Ralph  M.  Hoiiston,  Mt.  Tremper,  N.  Y.  12457 
Kathryn    M.    Grove    (Mrs.   D.   Dwight   Grove),    5025   North  Marvine 

Street,  Philadelphia,  Penna.  19141 


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ALTERNATES 

Terms  Expiring  1972 

Harvey  C.  Hahn,  334  Ravenwood  Ave.,  Dayton,  Ohio  45419 
Farris  F.  Moore,  2846  Lebanon  Rd.,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37214 
Kenneth   W.  Adams,   1701   Truxton   Avenue,   Bakersfield,   California 

93301 
W.   Richard   Eschelman,   Box   456,   RFD   2,   Sinking   Spring,   Penna. 

19608 
Leonard  V.  Sorg,  9601  Howe  Drive,  Leawood,  Kansas  66206 
W.  Davis  Cotton,  P.  0.  Box  719,  Rayville,  Louisiana  71269 

Terms  Expiring  1976 

John  A.  Dowd,  Box  235,  Moville,  Iowa  51039 

John  D.  Herr,  409  Osborne  Lane,  Wallingford,  Penna.  19086 

Alva  H.  Clark,  5410  Corby  Street,  Omaha,  Nebraska  68104 

J.  Carlisle  Holler,  308  Wade  Hampton  Bldg.,  Columbia,  S.  C.  29201 

Floyd  H.  Coffman,   Franklin   County  Court  House,   Ottawa,   Kansas 

66067 
Paul  V.  Shearer,  110  E.  Monroe,  Washington,  Iowa  52353 


OFFICERS  AND  COMMITTEES  OF 

THE  1972  SESSION 

OF  THE 

GENERAL  CONFERENCE 

OF  THE 

UNITED  METHODIST  CHURCH 

PRESIDING  BISHOPS 

(In   order   of  their   presiding) 

Bishop  Paul  Hardin,  Jr. 
Bishop  James  K.  Mathews 
Bishop  W.  McFerrin  Stowe 
Bishop  Roy  C.  Nichols 
Bishop  D.  Frederick  Wertz 
Bishop  Reuben  H.  Mueller 
Bishop  H,  Ellis  Finger,  Jr. 
Bishop  W.  Kenneth  Pope 
Bishop  Lloyd  C.  Wicke 
Bishop  W.  Ralph  Ward 
Bishop  Ralph  T.  Alton 
Bishop  James  S.  Thomas 
Bishop  0.  Eugene  Slater 
Bishop  Edward  J.  Pendergrass 
Bishop  Paul  A.  Washburn 
Bishop  Kenneth  W.  Copeland 
Bishop  L.  Scott  Allen 
Bishop  Dwight  E.  Loder 
Bishop  W.  Kenneth  Goodson 
Bishop  Charles  F.  Golden 
Bishop  Roy  H.  Short 

SECRETARIAL  STAFF 

(Italics  denote  minister) 

General  Secretary:  J.  Wesley  Hole   (Southern  California- 
Arizona) 
First  Assistant  Secretary:  J.  B.  Holt  (Central  Texas) 
Second  Assistant  Secretary,   Roll   Call    (M)  :    Charles   D. 

White  (Western  North  Carolina) 
Second  Assistant  Secretary,  Roll  Call  (E)  :  Gene  E.  Sease 

(Western  Pennsylvania) 
Coordinator  of  Calendar:  Hobart  Hildyard  (Kansas  East) 
Legislative  Committee  Secretary:  Hai^old  Johnson  (South- 
ern California-Arizona) 

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Petitions   Secretary:   Newell  P.   Knudson    (California-Ne- 
vada) 
Document  Secretary:  Allen  M.  Mayes  (Texas) 
Journal  Secretary:  W.  Carleton  Wilson  (North  Carolina) 
Journal  Editor:  John  L.  Schreiber  (Southwest  Texas) 
Stenographic  Pool:  Betty  Van  Dyke  (West  Ohio) 
Stenographic  Assistant:  Jeanne  Page  (North  Georgia) 
Office  Manager:  Shirley  Taylor   (Southern  California-Ari- 
zona) 
Registrar:  Irma  Kellogg  (Tennessee) 
Registrar  Assistant:  Kay  Knudson    (California-Nevada) 

BALLOTS  AND  TELLERS 
TELLERS— GROUP  A 

{Italics  denote  Minister) 

Assistant  Secretary  in  Charge 

Marvin  L.  Boyd  (Northwest  Texas) 

Section  A 
Regular — Chairman — Joel  D.  McDavid    (Alabama-West   Florida) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Kenneth  Cooper   (Alabama-West  Florida) 
6-  7-  8  Robert  C.  Morgan  (North  Alabama) 
9-10-11  Millard  C.  Cleveland   (Florida) 
12-13-14  Melvin  Finkbeiner   (Pacific  Northwest) 
15-16-17  Mrs.  Albert  Curtis   (Central  New  York) 
18-19-20  N.  Robert  Kesler    (Southern   California- Arizona) 
21-22-23  Howard  H.  Darling-  (New  York) 

Reserve — Chairman — Roy  M.  Jordan   (Alabama-West  Florida) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  John  Creel  (Alabama-West  Florida) 
6-  7-  8  Jesse  A.  Culp   (North  Alabama) 
9-10-11  William  A.  Meadows    (Florida) 
12-13-14  Marshall  C.  Hjelte    (Pacific  Northwest) 
15-16-17  Charles  E.  Lutrick  (Northwest  Texas) 
18-19-20  Gordon   Martin    (Southern    California-Arizona) 
21-22-23  Douglas  F.  Verdin   (New  York) 

Section  B 
Regular — Chairman — J.  Chess  Lovem  (Oklahoma) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Irving  L.  Smith   (Oklahoma) 

6-  7-  8  J.  Everett  Walker  (California-Nevada) 
9-10-11  Robert  H.  Courtney  (East  Ohio) 
12-13-14  Aubrey  B.  Speer    (Missouri  West) 
15-16-17  Roland  P.  Riddick   (Virginia) 
18-19-20  Carlton  S.  Dodge   (Eastern  Pennsylvania) 
21-22-23  Wayne  E.  Shoemaker  (Iowa) 

Reserve — Chairman — S.  Covey  Page   (Oklahoma) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Jim  A.  Egan  (Oklahoma) 

6-  7-  8  Robert  Moon  (California-Nevada) 
9-10-11  John  Chittum  (East  Ohio) 
12-13-14  Keymeth  C.  Johnston   (Missouri  West) 
15-16-17  John  H.  Rixse,  Jr.   (Virginia) 


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18-19-20  George  S.  Wood  (Louisville) 
21-22-23  Maurice  K.  Long  (Iowa) 

Section  C 
Regular — Chairman — David   L.   Stanley    (Southern  Illinois) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Harry  M.  Gordon   (Wyoming) 
6-  7-  8  Henry  High  (Virginia) 
9-10-11  Donald  Waterfield   (Troy) 
12-13-14  Paul  Hagiya  (Rocky  Mountain) 
15-16-17  Ben  Richer  (West  Ohio) 
18-19-20  Alva  H.  Clark   (Nebraska) 
21-22-23  Harry  R.  Kent   (South  Carolina-1785) 

Reserve — Chairman — Robert  R.  Hollis  (Southern  Illinois) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Philip  N.  Pitcher  (Wyoming) 

6-  7-  8  Mrs.  Richard  Hoffman    (West  Virginia) 
9-10-11  Wilbur  C.  Ziegler   (Southern  New  England) 
12-13-14  Joe  Ariki   (Rocky  Mountain) 
15-16-17  John  K.  Bergland  (West  Ohio) 
18-19-20  G.  Alan  Dunlap  (Nebraska) 
21-22-23  Wallace  Fridy    (South  Carolina-1785) 

Section  D 
Regular — Chair-man — A.  C.  Epps  (Georgia) 

Rows     3-  4-  5  Lloyd  M.  Bertholf  (Central  Illinois) 
6-  7-  8  William  J.  Neese  (North  Carolina) 
9-10-11  Bert  Jordan  (Mississippi) 
12-13-14  Paul  E.  Myers  (Central  Pennsylvania) 
15-16-17  John  Van  Sickle  (Northern  Illinois) 
18-19-20  Frank  A.  Settle  (Holston) 
21-22-23  Harold  M.  Karls   (Detroit) 

Reserve — Chairman — David  W.  Brooks   (North  Georgia) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Dale  E.  Pitcher  (Central  Illinois) 
6-  7-  8  J.  Nelson  Gibson   (North  Carolina) 
9-10-11  Frank  E.  Dement    (Mississippi) 
12-13-14  Mrs.  Frank  Ake   (Central  Pennsylvania) 
15-16-17  William  D.  White    (Northern  Illinois) 
18-19-20  John  T.  Lundy  (Holston) 
21-22-23  Jesse  R.  DeWitt   (Detroit) 


TELLERS— GROUP  B 

(Italics  denote  Minister) 

Assistant  Secretary  in  Charge 
William  M.  Beatty  (Western  Pennsylvania) 

Section  A 
Regular — Chairman — William  R.  Keeffe  (New  Hampshire) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Forest  W.  Laraba  (New  Hampshire) 
6-  7-  8  Vernon  Lee  (Northern  New  York) 
9-10-11  W.  Scott  Bozeman  (Florida) 
12-13-14  Don  L.  Strickland   (Texas) 

15-16-17  Thomas  K.  Farley  (Southern  California-Arizona) 
18-19-20  Thurman  Dodson  (Baltimore) 
21-22-23  Sidney  Roberts  (Central  Texas) 


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Reserve — Chairman — Ervin  Ortman    (South  Dakota) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Richard  Pittenger   (South  Dakota) 

6-  7-  8  Allison  C.  Wood  (Northern  New  York) 
9-10-11  Mrs.  Olive  E.  Watson   (Florida) 
12-13-14  Wayne  H.  McCleskey  (Texas) 
15-16-17  David  L.  Myers   (Southern  California- Arizona) 
18-19-20  Edward  G.  Carroll   (Baltimore) 
21-22-23  Roy  J.  Grogan  (Central  Texas) 

Section  B 
Regular — Chairman — John  C.  Soderberg  (Yellowstone) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Grace  Catterall  (California-Nevada) 
6-  7-  8  David  A.  Duck  (South  Georgia) 
9-10-11  Harold  Totten  (Kansas  West) 
12-13-14  Byron  Stroh   (South  Indiana) 
15-16-17  William  T.  Robey,  Jr.   (Virginia) 
18-19-20  Kenneth  Rutter  (Western  Pennsylvania) 
21-22-23  John  R.  Harper  (Eastern  Pennsylvania) 

Reserve — Chairman — William  C.  Doenges  (Oklahoma) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Arthur  V.  Thurman  (California-Nevada) 
6-  7-  8  George  W.  Mayo   (South  Georgia) 
9-10-11  Glenn  E.  Matthew  (Kansas  West) 
12-13-14  Francis  Wilcoxon   (South  Indiana) 
15-16-17  Eric  W.  Baker  (Great  Britain) 
18-19-20  Mrs.  Thomas  DeVaux  (Western  Pennsylvania) 
21-22-23  F.  Lewis  Walley   (Eastern  Pennslvania) 

Section  C 
Regular — Chairman — Donald  E.  Holbrook   (West  Michigan) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Alden  B.  Bums   (West  Michigan) 

6-  7-  8  Edwin  C.  Ford   (Western  North  Carolina) 
9-10-11  Luther  A.  Patton   (Troy) 
12-13-14  Erwin  H.  Schwiebert  (Oregon-Idaho) 
15-16-17  Zan  W.  Holmes,  Jr.  (North  Texas) 
18-19-20  Hubert  M.  Blanchard   (Louisiana) 
21-22-23  Merle  A.  Dunn  (Minnesota) 

Reserve — Chairman — Keith  L  Pohl  (West  Michigan) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Mrs.  Harold  Newman   (West  Michigan) 

6-  7-  8  H.  Claude  Young   (Western  North  Carolina) 
9-10-11  Earle  N.  Cooper  (Troy) 
12-13-14  Gene  Albertson  (Oregon-Idaho) 
15-16-17  Mrs.  Wayne  A.  Lamb   (Memphis) 
18-19-20  Jack  Cooke  (Louisiana) 
21-22-23  Dorothy  R.  Gridley  (Minnesota) 

Section  D 
Regular — Chairman — William  H.  Ruff  (North  Georgia) 
Rows     3-  4-  5  Charles  E.  Wilson,  Jr.  (North  Georgia) 
6-  7-  8  Carl  C.  Hall  (Little  Rock) 
9-10-11  G.  Wayne  Cuff  (Peninsula) 
12-13-14  John  T.  King  (Southwest  Texas) 
15-16-17  Willie  B.  Clay  (Northern  Illinois) 
18-19-20  Clifford  Lau   (Wisconsin) 
21-22-23  Gerald  H.  Jones  (North  Indiana) 


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Reserve — Chairman — Joe  B,  Dekle  (North  Geor^a) 

Rows     3-  4-  5  Mrs.  R.  M.  McCommons  (North  Georgia) 
6-  7-  8  C.  Ray  Hozendorf  (Little  Rock) 
9-10-11  James  C.  Hardcastle  (Peninsula) 
12-13-14  Ted  Richardson  (Southwest  Texas) 
15-16-17  Merrill  Gates  (Northern  Illinois) 
18-19-20  Winslow  Wilson  (Wisconsin) 
21-22-23  George  Davis  (North  Indiana) 

DAILY  CHRISTIAIS  ADVOCATE 

Ewing  T.  Wayland   Editor 

William  C.   Henzlik    Managing   Editor 

John   A.  Lovelace    News   Editor 

Sandra  Leneau    Assistant  Editor 

James  A.  Miner   Assistant  Editor 

Ira  M.   Mohler    Assistant   Editor 

Gail   Yeiser    Assistant   Editor 

John  E.  Procter   Publisher 

Warren  P.  Clark Business  Manager 

Institutional  Electronics,  Inc Official   Reporters 


STANDING  ADMINISTRATIVE  COMMITTEES 

{Italics  denote  Minister) 

AGENDA 

Chairman:  J.  Otis  Young  (West  Ohio)  Commission  on  Entertainment 

and  Program 
Vice-Chairman:  Edward  Tullis  (Kentucky)  At  Large 
Secretary:  Alva  H.  Clark  (Nebraska) 
Members:  David  W.  Brooks  (North  Georgia) 

Thomas  Bryant  (South  Indiana) 

Annette  Hutchins  (Youth) 

Thomas  P.  Moore  (East  Ohio)   At  Large 

Tom  Reavley  (Southwest  Texas)  At  Large 

Douglas  F.  Verdin  (New  York) 

Frank   Webber    (California-Nevada) 

Louise  Werder    (North  Katanga) 

CALENDAR 

Chairman:  Robert  E.  Goodrich  (North  Texas) 

V ice-Chairman:  Wayne  F.  Calbert  (Mississippi-FCJ) 

Secretary:  Mrs.  Paul  Braun    (Iowa) 

Member:  Wanda  Walls  (Youth) 

CORRELATION  AND  EDITORIAL  REVISION 

Chairman:  Emory  Bucke  (Southern  New  England)  ex  officio 
Vice-Chairman:   Curtis  A.  Chambers    (Eastern  Pennsylvania) 
Secretary:  Dennis  R.  Fletcher  (Eastern  Pennsylvania) 
Members:  J.  Clair  Jarvis  (West  Virginia) 
Bradshaw  Mintener  (Baltimore) 

COURTESIES  AND  PRIVILEGES 

Chairman:  Mrs.  Alvirita  Little  (Pacific  Northwest) 
Vice-Chairman:  Wilbur  C hoy  (California-Nevada) 
Secretary:  William  R.  Henry  (Oklahoma)  At  Large 
Members:  Roy  D.  Barton  (Rio  Grande) 

Ignacio  P.  Bautista  (Philippines) 

Edward  G.  Carroll  (Baltimore) 

James  Dolliver  (Pacific  Northwest)  At  Large 

Mrs.  E.  L.  Ferris  (Nebraska) 

Mrs.  Ellen  Hanna  (Central  Illinois) 

Mrs.  Dora  Hoffman  (West  Virginia) 

Grantas   E.    Hoopert    (Central    Pennsylvania)    At    Large 

Mrs.  W.  Roy  Parker  (South  Carolina-1785) 

I.  P.  Presley  (Upper  Mississippi)  At  Large 

Wayne  E.  Shoemaker  (Iowa) 

Robert  L.  Wilcox  (Holston) 

Mrs.  Maria  Wunderlich  (Southwest  Germany) 

CREDENTIALS 

Chairman:  W.  T.  Handy,  Jr.  (Louisiana) 

V ice-Chairman:  F annuel  Kadenge  (Rhodesia) 

Secretary:  Mrs.  George  V.  Metzel  (Oklahoma) 

Members:  Clair  W.  Black  (Northern  New  Jersey) 

Charles  L.  Hutchinson  (Central  Alabama) 
Joseph  T.  Johnson  (Northern  Illinois) 
Kazuo  Saito  (Southern  California-Arizona) 

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FRATERNAL  DELEGATES 

Chairman:  Harvey  H.  Potthoff  (Rocky  Mountain) 
Vice-Chairman:   Mrs.  Marshall  Smith  (Mississippi)  At  Large 
Secretary:   George    F.    Williams    (Southern    California- Arizona)     At 
Large 

Members:  Mrs.  Thomas  DeVaux  (Western  Pennsylvania) 
Henry  R.  High  (West  Virginia)  At  Large 
Ralph  B.  Huston  (Florida) 
John  T.  King  (Southwest  Texas) 
Robert  W.  Thornburg  (Central  Illinois) 

COMMISSION  ON  THE  GENERAL  CONFERENCE 
1976  GENERAL  CONFERENCE 

Chairman :  Gene  E.  Sease 

Vice-Chairman:    (Facilities)  William  M.  Beatty 
V ice-Chairman:   (Program)  Jack  M.  Tuell 
Secretary :  J.  Wesley  Hole 

Members: 

Class  of  1976: 

Beatty,  William  M.  (Western  Pennsylvania) 

Cole,  Thomas  W.  (Florida)  At  Large 

Jefferson,  A.  G.  (Virginia) 

Sease,  Gene  E.  (Western  Pennsylvania)  At  Large 

Smith,  Irving  L.  (Oklahoma) 

Strosahl,  M.  Stanford  (Wisconsin) 

Walker,  Marion  R.  (Southern  California-Arizona) 

Class  of  1980: 

Bozeman,  W.  Scott  (Florida) 
Epps,  Anderson  C.  (North  Georgia) 
Hall,  Carl  C.  (Little  Rock) 
Larson,  Mrs.  Norma  (Minnesota) 
Shearer,  Daniel  L.  (Central  Pennsylvania) 
Tuell,  JackM.  (Pacific  Northwest) 
Woodring,  DeWayne  S.  (East  Ohio) 

Ex  Officio : 

Brawner,  R.  Bryan,  Treasurer 

Conard,     Norman     L.,     Business     Manager      (California- 
Nevada) 
Holt,  J.  B.,  Secretary  (Central  Texas) 

JOURNAL 

Chairman:  George  R.  Akers  (Wyoming) 
Vice-Chairman:  Frede  Johansen  (Denmark) 
Secretary:  Mrs.  Lamar  Clark  (Texas) 

Members:  Ronald  R.  Hamilton  (Rocky  Mountain) 
David  F.  Knecht  (North  Dakota) 
L.  D.  Lusby  (Holston) 
V/endell  P.  Taylor  (Mississippi-FCJ) 

PLAN  OF  ORGANIZATION  AND  RULES  OF  ORDER 

Chairman:  Leonard  D.  Slutz  (West  Ohio) 
Vice-Chairman:  Mrs.  Norma  Eby  (Pacific  Northwest) 
Secretary:  Thovias  L.  Cromwell  (East  Ohio) 


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Members:  Will  M.  Hildehrand  (Southern  California-Arizona) 
J.  B.  Holt  (Central  Texas)  Ex  Officio 
C.  Ray  Hozendorf  (Little  Rock) 
George  E.  Jones  (Mississippi) 
Robert  E.  Knupp  (Central  Pennsylvania) 
Lydia  Meinhardt  (West  Berlin) 
S.  Covey  Page  (Oklahoma) 
Melvin  G.  Talbert  (Southern  California-Arizona) 

PRESIDING  OFFICERS 

Chairman:  Jack  M.  Tuell  (Pacific  Northwest) 
Vice-Chairman:  Woodie  W.  White  (Detroit)  At  Large 
Secretary:  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Watson  (Oregon-Idaho) 

Members:  Harold  L.  Boda  (West  Ohio) 
Martin  Doering  (West  Berlin) 
Paul  G.  Gilmore  (Central  Pennsylvania) 
Harold  O.  Harriger  (Northwest  Texas) 
Maggart  B.  Howell  (Central  Texas) 

John    D.    Humphrey,    Sr.    (North   Mississippi)    At    Large 
J.  Chess  Lovern  (Oklahoma)  At  Large 
M.Elia  Peter  (Hyderabad) 
Harry    Schneidereit    (German    Democratic    Republic)    At 

Large 
Byron  F.  Stroh  (South  Indiana) 
L.  Stacy  Weaver  (North  Carolina) 
C.  Dale  White  (Southern  New  England) 
Charles  D.  White  (Western  North  Carolina) 

REFERENCE 

Chairman:  Jerry  G.  Bray   (Virginia) 

Vice-Chairman:  M.  Max  Wright  (Kansas  East) 

Secretary:  Mrs.  Frank  Ake  (Central  Pennsylvania)  At  Large 

Members:  Edsel  A.  Ammons  (Northern  Illinois)  At  Large 
Pauline  Bobbitt  (Southern  California-Arizona) 
Harold  L.  Boda  (West  Ohio) 
Wayne  Coffin  (Oklahoma)   At  Large 
Melvin  M.  Finkbeiner  (Pacific  Northwest) 
James  A.  Fisher,  Sr.  (Memphis) 
Wallace  Fridy  (South  Carolina-1785)  At  Large 
Arnold  Madsen  (Norway) 
Kenneth  A.  McCall  (Missouri  West) 
Abdon  Mendigorin  (Philippines) 
Charles  A.  Sayre  (Southern  New  Jersey) 
Charles  F.  Schoenlein  (Northern  New  York) 
James  W.  Wright  (West  Michigan) 


INTERJURISDICTIONAL  COMMITTEE 
ON  EPISCOPACY 

(Par.  612.1 — "The  persons  elected  by  their  respective  delegations 
to  serve  on  the  several  Jurisdictional  Committees  on  Episcopacy 
shall  meet  jointly  at  the  time  of  the  General  Conference,  constituting 
an  Interjurisdictional  Committee  on  Episcopacy,  not  later  than  the 
fifth  day  of  the  Conference  session  and  at  the  time  and  place  set  for 
their  convening  by  the  president  of  the  Council  of  Bishops,  and  shall 
elect  from  their  number  a  chairman,  vice-chairman  and  secretary. 
The  function  of  this  Joint  Committee  shall  be  to  discuss  the  possibility 
of  transfers  of  bishops  across  jurisdictional  lines  at  the  forthcoming 
Jurisdictional  Conferences,  for  residential  and  presidential  responsibi- 
lities in  the  ensuing  quadrennium.  It  shall  elect  an  Executive  Commit- 
tee consisting  of  the  officers  named  above  and  two  ministers  and  two 
laymen  from  each  jurisdictional  committee,  elected  by  that  com- 
mittee, to  conduct  consultations  with  bishops  and  others  interested 
in  possible  episcopal  transfers.  The  Executive  Committee  shall  be 
responsible  to  the  Interjurisdictional  Committee.") 

NORTHEASTERN  JURISDICTION 

(Italics  denote  ministerial  members) 

Adkins,  Leon  M.,  Jr Troy 

Andrews,  David  H Baltimore 

Ault,  James  M Northern  New  Jersey 

Black,  Clair  W Northern  New  Jersey 

Blackstone,   Franklin,  Jr Western   Pennsylvania 

Blessing,  Roy   E West   Virginia 

Bridges,   Ramsey    West   Virginia 

Cabrera,  Ismail    Puerto  Rico 

Caldwell,  Gilbert  H.,  Jr Southern  New  England 

Chapman,  A.  Frank   Peninsula 

Cooke,    George    Western    New   York 

Cooke,  R.  Jervis  Peninsula 

Danforth,  Merrill  A Maine 

Eckel,  Sherman  B Western   New  York 

Ellis,  S.  Blake  Maine 

Harper,  John  R Eastern  Pennsylvania 

James,  William  M New  York 

Jones,   Everett    Baltimore 

Keeffe,  William  R New  Hampshire 

Knupp,  Robert  E Central  Pennsylvania 

Laraba,  Forest  W New  Hampshire 

Long,  Richard  B Wyoming 

Mann,  Robert Central  New  York 

McCune,  Robert  J Central  New  York 

Mentzer,  Warren  F Eastern  Pennsylvania 

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Ogden,  Mrs.  Tarrance  F Troy 

Preusch,     Robert    "W New    York 

Rutter,  Kenneth  P Western  Pennsylvania 

Santana,  Benjamin   Puerto  Rico 

Sayre,  Charles  A Southern  New  Jersey 

Schoenlein,  Charles  F Northern  New  York 

Shearer,  Daniel  L Central  Pennsylvania 

Singer,  Edgar  F.    Wyoming 

Smith,  Harold Southern  New  England 

Van  Ornum,  Carlton Northern  New  York 

Walker,  Leon  E Southern  New  Jersey 

NORTH  CENTRAL  JURISDICTION 

Ammerman,  Carl  R Detroit 

Baskerville,   Trevor    Iowa 

Burrous,  Kermit   North  Indiana 

Colpitis,  A.  Hunter North  Indiana 

Courtney,  Robert  H East  Ohio 

DeWitt,  Jesse  R Detroit 

Fechtig,  Norman  Southern  Illinois 

Forbes,  J.  Kenneth South  Indiana 

Green,  Mrs.  Robert   South  Indiana 

Hottle,  Darrell West  Ohio 

Knecht,  David  F North   Dakota 

Lang,  Francis    East  Ohio 

Lennartson,  Walter  S Northern  Illinois 

Messmer,  William  K West  Ohio 

Moore,  Eugene  J Central  Illinois 

Northfelt,  Merlyn  W Northern  Illinois 

Ortman,  Ervin South  Dakota 

Pittenger,  Richard  D South  Dakota 

Purdham,    Charles     Minnesota 

Roberts,  Leigh    Wisconsin 

Schilling,  Marvin  A Wisconsin 

Schreiber,  Lyle    Minnesota 

Shearer,  Paul  V Iowa 

Sims,  R.  Paul   Southern  Illinois 

Sundin.  Robert   North  Dakota 


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Taylor,  Lawrence  R West  Michigan 

Tombaugh,  Reid  R Central  Illinois 

Wilcox,  Katherine  W West  Michigan 

SOUTHEASTERN  JURISDICTION 

Adams,  Quenton  D Central  Alabama 

Bray,  Jerry  G.,  Jr Virginia 

Brooks,  D,  W North  Georgia 

Calbert,  Wayne  F Mississippi  (FCJ) 

Epps,  A.  C Georgia 

Fields,  Richard  E South  Carolina  (1866) 

Fisher,  James  A.,  Sr Memphis 

Ford,  Floyd   Tennessee 

Foster,  George  A Florida 

Freeman,  G.  Ross South  Georgia 

Graham,  John   Upper  Mississippi 

Grant,  N.  W North  Carolina 

Hager,  Cornelius  R Kentucky 

Hildreth,  Charles  H Alabama-West  Florida 

Houston,  Jamie  G.,  Jr North  Mississippi 

Hundley,  George   North  Alabama 

Hutchinson,  Charles  L Central  Alabama 

Jenkins,   Tom    Louisville 

Jenkins,  Warren  M South  Carolina    (1866) 

Jordan,  Roy Alabama- West  Florida 

Kent,  Harry  R South  Carolina  (1785) 

Kimhrough,  R.   Edivin    North   Alabama 

King,  Mrs.  Carl  H Western  North  Carolina 

Leggett,  J.   Willard,  Jr Mississippi 

Mann,  Mrs.  Harold  L North  Carolina 

Meadows,  William  A Florida 

Peters,   James   C Western   North   Carolina 

Pevahouse,  Joe   N Memphis 

Presley,  I.  P Upper  Mississippi 

Ruff,  W.  H North  Georgia 

Sanders,  Carl  J Virginia 

Satterfield,  John  C Mississippi 

Steffner,  John  Holston 

Stokes,  Mack  B Holston 

Sweazy,  Albert  W Kentucky 

Taylor,  Eben South  Carolina   (1785) 

Taylor,  Wendell  P Mississippi  (FCJ) 

Tomlin,   William  H • Tennessee 


26  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Wilson,  T.  R Geor^a 

Wood,  George  S Louisville 

Wright,  George  A South  Georgia 

Yarbrough,  George  M North  Mississippi 

SOUTH  CENTRAL  JURISDICTION 

Aviiia,  Mike Rio  Grande 

Baker,  Leo  North  Texas 

Barton,  Roy  D Rio  Grande 

Borger,   Clarence    Kansas    West 

Boyd,  Marvin   Northwest  Texas 

Bumpers,  Clay   North  Arkansas 

Butler,  Randle  New  Mexico 

Caswell,  Bervin New  Mexico 

Clark,  Alva  H Nebraska 

Coffman,  Floyd  H Kansas  East 

Cooper,  Joel North  Arkansas 

Dixon,  Ernest  T.,  Jr Southwest  Texas 

Doenges,   William   C Oklahoma 

Doggett,  John  N Missouri  East 

Fenn,  G.  Lemuel Oklahoma 

Gailey,  Mrs.  Beulah  Missouri  West 

Goens,  Ray   Texas 

Greenwaldt,  William  M Central  Texas 

Grogan,  Roy  J Central  Texas 

Hall,  Carl  C Little  Rock 

Hardt,    John    Wesley    Texas 

Harriger,  Harold  O Northwest  Texas 

Hawkins,  J.  Clinton   Missouri  East 

Hayes,   Clara  J Kansas    East 

Hozendorf,  C.  Ray Little  Rock 

Lester,  W.  D Southwest 

Matheny,    Tom   H Louisiana 

Oliphint,  Benjamin  R Louisiana 

Preston,  Mrs.  Alice Southwest 

Rupert,  Thomas  W Kansas  West 

Trice,  William  E North  Texas 

Urbom,  Warren  K Nebraska 

Walker,   James   M Southwest  Texas 

Ward,    A.    Sterling    Missouri    West 

WESTERN  JURISDICTION 

Bobbitt,  Pauline   Southern  California-Arizona 

Burtner,  Robert  W Oregon-Idaho 


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Choy,  Wilbur  W California-Nevada 

Eby,  Mrs.  Norma  C Pacific  Northwest 

Hood,  Esther Yellowstone 

Naylor,   Edward  R Rocky  Mountain 

Potthoff,  Harvey  H Rocky   Mountain 

Schwiebert,    Erwin    H Oregon-Idaho 

Soderberg,  John  C Yellowstone 

Talbert,  Melvin  G Southern  California-Arizona 

Tuell,  Jack  M Pacific  Northwest 

Webber,    Frank     California-Nevada 


PERSONNEL  OF 

THE  1972  SESSION 

OF  THE 

GENERAL  CONFERENCE 

OF 

THE  UNITED  METHODIST  CHURCH 

VOTING  DELEGATES 

The  Annual  Conferences  are  here  listed  alphabetically  by  Annual 
Conferences  and  the  names  of  the  delegates  appear  as  they  were 
furnished  by  the  secretaries  of  the  respective  Annual  Conferences 
with  the  names  of  ministerial  delegates  and  reserves  in  italics.  The 
chairman  of  the  delegation  is  indicated  by  an  asterisk  (*).  Number  in 
(  )  indicates  Legislative  Committee  assignment.  (M)  or  (E)  denotes 
former  church  affiliation. 

The  figure  after  each  Annual  Conference  heading  is  the  number  of 
delegates  in  the  delegation  and  is  followed  by  the  abbreviation  for  its 
Jurisdiction  or  OS  for  Conferences  outside  the  United  States. 

AGRA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  10,  Seats  10-11 
*Sagar,  Sisa  Masih;    (11)    (M)    Area  Secretary;  4-B  Battery  Lane, 

Delhi  6,  India 
Barnes,    Ambrose;    (4)     (M)    Business;    Methodist    Mission   District 

Headquarter,  Bulandshahar  (U.P.)  India 

Reserves 

Singh,  Baldeo;  (M)  Director  Social  Concern;  3349  Christian  Colony, 
Karolbagh,  New  Delhi  5,  India 

Lance,  Charles;  (M)  Minister;  Central  Methodist  Church,  Meerut, 
U.  P.  India 

Singh,  Dharamjit;  (M)  Government  Service;  28/ A  Jain  Nagar  Mee- 
rut, U.  P.  India 

Singh,  Lamuel  Lai;  (M)  Teacher;  Methodist  Church,  Saharanpur,  U. 
P.  India 

ALABAMA-WEST  FLORIDA  (12)   SE 

Sec.  A,  Rows  4-5,  Seats  1-6 

*Hildreth,  Charles  H.;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  103  First  St.,  Ft.  Walton 
Beach,  Florida  32548 

Duffey,  Paul  A.;  (11)  (M)  Minister;  P.  O.  Box  6150,  Montgomery, 
Alabama  36106 

McDavid,  Joel  D.;  (3)  (M)  Minister;  P.  0.  Box  4607,  Mobile,  Ala- 
bama 36604 

Wilson,  Robert  L.;  (5)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  301  Azalea 
Circle,  Dothan,  Alabama  36301 

Dickerson,  Ellis  R.;  (13)  (M)  Minister;  P.  O.  Box  223,  Shalimar, 
Florida  32579 

Vickers,  John  E.;  (2)  (M)  Minister;  P.  0.  Box  111,  Opelika, 
Alabama  36801 

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Jordan,  Roy  M.;   (4)   (M)  Engineer;  1502  Indian  Hill  Rd.,  Demopolis, 

Alabama  36732 
Cooper,  Kenneth;    (1)    (M)    Attorney;   Box  1000,  Bay  Minette,  Ala- 
bama 36507 
Creel,  John;  (8)   (M)  Car  Dealer;  DeFuniak  Springs,  Florida  32433 
Eich,  Foster;  (10)   (M)  Merchant;  Fort  Davis,  Alabama  36031 
McDavid,   Harry  E.;    (7)    (M)    Mail   Supervisor;   3414   St.   Stephens 

Rd.,  Mobile,  Alabama  36612 
Campbell,  Foy;   (12)    (M)  Sales  Manager;  3636  Farrar  St.,  Montgom- 
ery, Alabama  36105 

Reserves 

Sublette,  Roy,  T.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  P.  0.  Box  765,  Demo- 
polis, Ala.  36732 
Bradley,  Cecil  E.;   (M)  Minister;  P.  O.  Box  123,  Marianna,  Fla.  3244G 
Mixson,  Rex  M.;    (M)    Minister;  P.  0.  Box  1296,  Ozark,  Ala.  36360 
Garrison,  Langdon  H.;    (M)    Minister;  2519  Springhill  Ave.,  Mobile, 

Ala.  36607 
Spencer,  Lester  H.;  (M)  Minister;  732  Forest  Ave.,  Montgomery,  Ala. 

36106 
Vaughn,  Robert  L.;    (M)    Minister;   P.  0.  Box  5006,  Pensacola,  Fla. 

32505 
Cleveland,   Howard   L.;    (M)    Merchant;    Box  266,   Centreville,   Ala. 

35045 
Barrow,  Mrs.   Opal;    (M)    Housewife;  296   Oakdale  Ave.,  Crestview, 

Fla.  32536 
Owen,  Hugh;   (M)  Personnel  Director;  P.  0.  Box  2,  Geneva,  Alabama 

36340 
Abbott,  W.  H.;  (M)  777  Tanglewood  Dr.,  Pensacola,  Fla.  32503 
Orr,  John  H.;  (M)  Industralist;  Opelika,  Alabama  36801 
Lord,  H.  T.;  (M)  Banker;  Andalusia,  Alabama  36420 

ANGOLA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  A,  Row  13,  Seats  11-12 

de  Freitas,  Antonio  Filipe;    (11)    (M)   Minister;   Caixa  Postal   #  9, 

Missao  Evangelica  Malanju,  Angola,  Africa 
Fereira    Dias,    Nobre    Pereira;     (1)     (M)    School    Director;    Missao 

Evangelica,  Caixa  Postal  68-c,  Luanda,  Angola,  Africa 

Reserves 

da  Costa,  Matoso  Santos;  (M)  Minister;  Missao  Evangelica  de  Luan- 
da, Caixa  Postal  #68-c,  Luanda,  Angola,  Africa 

Neto,  Mateus  Joao  Sebastiao;  (M)  Lay  Leader;  Missao  Evangelica, 
Caixa  Postal  68-c,  Luanda,  Angola,  Africa 

BALTIMORE  (22)  NE 

Sec.  A,  Rows  19-20,  Seats  5-12 

Sec.  A,  Row  21,  Seats  7-12 

*  Andrews,   David  H.;    (11)     (E)    District   Superintendent;    705    W. 

Patrick  St.,  Frederick,  Md.  21701 
Carroll,  Edward  G.;   (2)    (M)  Minister;  1010  Dale  Dr.,  Silver  Spring, 

Md.  20910 
Hall,  E.  Willia77i;   (13)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  10700  Georgia 

Ave.,  Silver  Spring,  Md.  20906 
Stith,  Forrest  C;    (7)    (M)    Exec.  Sec'y  Conf.  Bd.  of  Miss.;   516  N. 

Charles  St.,  Baltimore,  Md.  21201 


30  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Williams,  Frank  L.;  (8)  (M)  Minister;  3801  S.  Dakota  Ave.,  N.E., 
Washington  D.  C.  20018 

Van  Brunt,  F.  Norman;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  5405  N.  Charles  St., 
Baltimore,  Md.  21210 

Rohrbaugh,  Laverne  E.;  (5)  (E)  Minister;  117  Holly  Terrace, 
Hagerstown,  Md.  21740 

Yingling,  L.  Carroll;  (3)  (M)  Minister;  901  Wesley  PI.,  S.  W.,  Wash- 
ington, D.  C.  20024 

Doggett,  Herbert  L.  D.;  (1)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  8  VanLear 
Dr.,  Williamsport,  Md.  21795 

Jones,  John  B.;  (4)  (M)  Minister;  1212  Limekiln  Rd.,  Baltimore, 
Md.  21204 

Drennan,  Merrill  W.;  (12)  (M)  Minister;  3311  Nebraska  Ave.,  N.  W., 
Washington,  D.  C.  20016 

Jones,  Everett;  (1)  (M)  Mechanical  Contractor;  Damascus,  Mary- 
land 20750 

Dodson,  Thurman  L.;  (2)  (M)  Attorney;  626  3rd  St.,  N.  W.,  Wash- 
ington, D.  C.  20001 

Wicklein,  Mrs.  Helen;  (7)  (M)  Homemaker;  Cromwell  Bridge  Rd., 
Baltimore,  Md.  21234 

Beatty,  W.  Carroll;  (12)  (M)  Attorney;  7000  Forest  Hill  Dr.,  Hyatts- 
ville,  Md.  20781 

Bristow,  Carroll  D.;  (13)  (M)  Accountant;  2808  Bauernwood  Ave., 
Baltimore,  Md.  21234 

Will,  Mary  K.;  (3)  (M)  Student;  103  Central  Ave.,  Gaithersburg, 
Md.  20760 

Underwood,  Harry  K.;  (4)  (M)  Attorney;  10302  Ridgemoor  Dr., 
Silver  Spring,  Md.  20901 

Schiller,  Theodore  E.;  (9)  (M)  Communications;  304  Breslin  Rd., 
Joppa,  Md.  21085 

Blickenstaff,  Thomas  C;  (10)  (E)  Real  Estate;  121  Coffman  Ave., 
Hagerstown,  Md.  21740 

Thompson,  Mrs.  Barbara.;  (14)  (M)  Statistician;  11215  Oakleaf  Dr., 
Silver  Spring,  Md.  20901 

Mann,  Charles  L.;  (8)  (M)  Retired  Corp.  Executive;  106  E.  Melrose 
Ave.,  Baltimore,  Md.  21212 

Reserves 

Michael,  Marion  S.;  (M)   Minister;  1304  Highland  Dr.,  Silver  Spring, 

Md.  20910 
Bishop,    William   E.;    (M)    District    Superintendent;    10700    Georgia 

Ave.,  Silver  Spring,  Md.  20906 
Firth,  William  E.;   (M)   Minister;  131  N.  Potomac  St.,  Hagerstown, 

Md.  21740 
Stetler,  Roy  H.,  Jr.;    (E)    Minister;   2700  Cheverly  Ave.,  Cheverly, 

Md.  20785 
Harper,  Lyle  E.;   (M)   Minister;  2620  Colson  Dr.,  Chevy  Chase,  Md. 

20015  ,         ^,      . 

Wallace,  Charles  L,  Sr.;   (M)   Minister;  1910  Dulany  PL,  Annapolis, 

Md.  21401 
Doggett,  Carroll  A.;   (M)   Minister;  6804  Calverton  Dr.,  Hyattsville, 

Md.  20782  ^         .      , 

Foy,  James  D.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   10700   Georgia  Ave., 

Silver  Spring,  Md.  20906  ^        ^^.^^  ^ ,     ^  ,^. 

Kopp,  Lamar  W.;   (E)   Minister;  7507  Windsor  Mill  Rd.,  Baltimore, 

Md  21207 
Young,  Carl  E.;  (E)  Minister;  303  Windsor  Mill  Rd.,  Ext.,  Baltimore, 

Md.  21207  ,  ,^„„„   ^ 

Bowen    Theodore  R.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    10700   Georgia 

Ave.,  Silver  Spring,  Md.  20906 


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Hutchins,  Joshua,  Jr.;  (M)  Minister;  1700  Otis  St.,  N.  E.,  Washine- 
ton,  D.  C.  20018 

Mund,  Allen  W.;  (E)  Retired  Business  Exec;  702  E,  Seminary  Ave., 
Towson,  Md.  21204 

Winter,  J.  Britian;  (E)  Attorney;  7022  Bellona  Ave.,  Baltimore,  Md. 
21212 

Ross,  Mrs.  Martha.;  (M)  Rt.  1,  Box  276,  Dunkirk,  Md.  20754 

Stansbury,  William  B.,  Jr.;  (M)  Attorney;  135  Stevenson  Lane,  Bal- 
timore, Md.  21212 

Williams,  Mrs.  Beryl;  (M)  College  Administrator;  4905  The  Ale- 
meda,  Baltimore,  Md.  21239 

Palmer,  Mrs.  Jane;  (M)  Labor  Representative;  119  St.  Lawrence 
Dr.,  Silver  Spring,  Md.  20901 

Anderson,  Hurst  R.;  (M)  Retired  University  Pres.;  4616  Albermarle 
St.,  NW,  Washington,  D.C.  20016 

Shipley,  James  W.;  (M)  Engineer;  Harmans,  Maryland  21077 

Danley,  Samuel  B.;  (M)  Manpower  Consultant;  8008  16th  St.,  N.W., 
Washington,  D.  C.  20012 

Ewald,  Edward  L.;  (M)  Utilities  Executive;  734  Fayette  St.,  Cumber- 
land, Md.  21502 

Lutz,  Robert  W.;  (E)  Semi-retired  Bookkeeper;  4808  Crowson  Ave., 
Baltimore,  Md.  21212 

Anderson,  Mrs.  Georgia.;  (M)  Government  Worker;  19  T.  Street, 
N.W.,  Washington,  D.  C.  20001 

BENGAL  (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  5,  Seats  11-12 

Mullick,  Pravash  R.;    (M)    (1)   Minister;  Central  Methodist  Church, 

131  Dharamtala  St.,  Calcutta  13,  India 
Marandi,  Emmanuel;   (M)    (4)  Director,  Rural  Development  Project; 

Theodori  Mission,  Maheshpur  Raj,  S.  P.,  Bihar,  India 

Reserves 

Lai,  Mohan;    (M)    Minister;   The   Methodist  Church,  Gomoh,  Bihar, 

India 
Marandih,  Mrs.  Sarala;  (M)  Pakur,  S.  P.,  Bihar,  India 

BOMBAY  (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  16,  Seats  10-11 

Harris,  Justin  N.;  (5)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Robinson  Memo- 
rial 13,  Sankli  St.,  BycuUa,  Bombay  8,  India 

Bengers,  Vincent;  (4)  (M)  Business  Manager;  Advani  Chambers,  Sir 
Phirozshah  Mehta  Rd.,  Fort,  Bombay  1,  India 

Reserves 

Dass,  John  B.;    (M)    Minister;   Centenary  Methodist  Church,  Grant 

Road,  Bombay  7,  India 
Ratnam,  Darsi  J.;   (M)   Audit  Accountant;  Esso  Eastern  Inc.,  P.  0. 

Box  11041,  Bombay  20,  BR.  India 

CALIFORNIA-NEVADA    (14)  W 

Sec.  B,  Rows  5-6,  Seats  6-12 
Choy,  Wilbur  W.;  (12)   (M)  District  Superintendent;  1011  Park  Hills 

Rd.,  Berkeley,  Ca.  94708 
Thurman,  Arthur  V.;  {2)    (M)   Conference  Program  Director;  P.  0. 

Box  467,  San  Francisco,  Ca.  94101 


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Moore,  John  V.;  (11)  (M)  Campus  Minister;  433  Russell  Blvd., 
Davis,  Ca.  95616 

Hay  ward,  C.  Douglas;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  P.  0.  Box  4085,  Stockton, 
Ca.  95204 

Bosrvell,  Hamilton  T.;  (7)  (M)  Minister;  1975  Post  St.,  San  Fran- 
cisco, Ca.  94115  ,  ...   T^-     , 

Broke,  Clifford  S.;  (9)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1451  Birchwood 
Lane,  Sacramento,  Ca.  95822  „     ,  ,    „r 

Moon,  Robert  W.;  (1)  (M)  Minister;  2391  St.  Mark's  Way,  Sacra- 
mento, Ca.  95825  „     ^     „ 

*Webber,  Frank;  (8)  (M)  Conference  Treasurer;  P.  0.  Box  467, 
San  Francisco,  Ca.  94101  ^  ^   „       .^„   o 

Johnson,  Richard  O.;  (3)   (M)  Student;  P.  0.  Box  467,  San  Francisco, 

Catterall,  Grace;  (13)  (M)  Housewife;  5310  Callister  St.,  Sacra- 
mento, Ca.  95818  _       .  ,,,„    T  ^  T^ 

Brawn,  Melvin;    (5)    (E)   Electrical  Engineer;   1149  Jamestown  Dr., 

Sunnyvale,  Ca.  94087  „..„.,    t.  r^ 

Carroll,  Olivia;   (14)    (M)   Housewife;  3480  W.  Alluvial,  Fresno,  Ca. 

93705 
Booth,  Glenn  0.;   (10)    (M)  Mfg.  Rep.;  409  Bowen  Ave.,  Modesto,  Ca. 

95350 
Walker,  J.  Everett;    (4)    (M)    Retired;    1073  E.  7th  St.,  Chico,  Ca. 

95926 

Reserves 

Crummey,  D.  Clifford;  (M)  Church  Executive;  83  McAllister  St.,  San 
Francisco,  Ca.  94102  .   .      ■,     ^    -.a.c  w    u         ^a 

Wright,  Sargent  J.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1045  W.  Harvard 
Ave.,  Fresno,  Ca.  93705  ^     ^  _    ,  . 

Shaner  Harry  E.;  (M)  Executive  Director  Conference  Endowment 
Fund ;  3120  Telegraph  Ave.,  Berkeley,  Ca.  94705 

Chinn,  Harvey  N.;   (E)   Minister;  3600  J  St.,  Sacramento,  Ca.  95816 

Getty; Donald  A.;   m  District  Superintendent;  1128  Sycamore  Ave., 

WaktLhyT'KTfm    Minister;   330  Ellis   St.,  San  Francisco,  Ca. 

Snyd^er!  Sydney;   (M)  Student;  3112  Mason  Way,  Modesto,  Ca.  95350 

Taylor,  Jo;    (M)   Director  of  Methodist  Actors;  1346  Palomar  Circle, 

Sacramento,  Ca.  95822  ^„,   ^  -,  ^  ri„i,i„„^    Pa 

Taylor,  George  C;    (M)   Physician;   974  Calmar  Ave.,  Oakland,  Ca. 

Machado,  Abel  P.;  (M)  Public  Accountant;  579  Page  Ave.,  Los  Banos, 

Ca.  93635  „      ,^„   .^       „     nrnqc 

Gross,  Ben;  (M)  Student;  375  Hazen  St.,  Milpita^,  Ca.  95035 
Winne,  DoA  W.;    (M)   State  Attorney;  912  W.  Telegraph  St.,  Carson 
City,  Nevada  89707 

CENTRAL  ALABAMA  (2)  SE 

Sec.  C,  Rows  16-17,  Seat  12 
^Hutchinson,  Charles  L.;   (7)    (M)   Minister;  1008  5th  St.  West,  Bir- 

mingham,  Alabama  35204  ..c  v    i-   „  pj     Troof 

Adams,  Quenton  D.;    (4)    (M)   Businessman;  415  Keeling  Rd.,  E^ast 

Gadsden,  Alabama  35903 

Reserves 

None 


The  United  Methodist  Church  33 

CENTRAL  CONGO  (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  8,  Seats  7-8 

Museu,   Emile;    (M)    District    Superintendent;    E.M.C.C,    B.P.    560, 

Luluabourg,  R.D.C. 
Ukunda,  Andre ;  (M)  Director  of  Primary  School;  E.M.C.C,  B.P.  560, 

Luluabourg,  R.D.C. 

Reserves 

Ngongo,    Daniel-,    (M)    Conference   Treasurer;    E.M.C.C,    B.P.    560, 

Luluabourg,  R.D.C 
Koi,  Paul;  (M)  Nurse;  E.M.C.C,  B.P.  560,  Luluabourg,  R.D.C 

CENTRAL  ILLIONIS   (20)  NC 
Sec.  D,  Rows  5-6,  Seats  1-10 

Moore,  Eugene  J.;   (2)    (E)    District  Superintendent;  417  Crestmore 

Ave.,  E.,  Mattoon,  111.  61938 
Nestler,  Frank  H.;  (2)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  1121  S.  Walnut, 

Springfield,  111.  62704 
Loyd,  Harold  W.;    (6)     (M)    Minister;   201   W.  North   St.,   Decatur, 

111.  62522 
Garrison,  R.  Benjamin;   (11)    (M)  Minister;  1203  W.  Green,  Urbana, 

111.  61803 
Hess,  Wayne  C;    (8)    (E)    Prog.  Counselor,  Prog.  Council;   1211  N. 

Park,  Bloomington,  111.  61701 
Thornburg,  Robert  W.;   (3)    (M)   Minister;  116  N.  E.  Perry,  Peoria, 

111.  61603 
Pitcher,  Dale  E.;    (5)    (M)   Prog.  Director,  Prog.  Council;   1211  N. 

Park,  Bloomington,  111.  61701 
Unger,  E.  Paul;   6)     (M)    Minister;    814  Jersey   Ave.,   Normal,   111, 

61761 
North,  Jack  B.;  (14)    (M)   Minister;  210  W.  Church  St.,  Champaign, 

111.  61820 
White,  James  K.;  (13)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  1303  N.  Clinton 

Blvd.,  Bloomington,  111.  61701 
*Bertholf,  Lloyd  M.;   (4)    (M)  Retired  University  Pres.;  1228  Gettys- 
burg Dr.,  Bloomington,  111.  61701 
Hanna,  Mrs.  Ellen;   (1)    (M)  Conf.  Pres.  WSCS;  Little  York,  Illinois 

61453 
Tombaugh,  Reid;    (1)    Farm   Management;   555  W.  Grove,   Pontiac, 

111.  61764 
Gantz,  Richard ;  (7)   (M)  Farmer;  Deland,  Illinois  61839 
Galbreath,    Mrs.    Charles;     (13)     (M)     Housewife;  84    First    South 

Shores,  Decatur,  111.  62526 
Muller,  Walter  W.;    (9)    (E)   Insurance  Agency;  521  W.  Westwood 

Dr.,  Peoria,  111.  61614 
Downie,  Dr.  Gerald;  (10)   (M)  Physician;  310  S.  Schuyler,  Kankakee, 

111.  60901 
Reeves,  Richard  E.;   (14)    (M)   Marketing  Executive;  425  Karen  Dr., 

Decatur.  111.  62526 
Gurtner,  Miss  Charlotte;  (3)    (M)  Program  Counselor;  1211  N.  Park 

St.,  Bloomington,  111.  61701 
Davis,  Paul;    (12)    (M)    TV-News  Director;  44  Maple  Court,  Cham- 
paign, 111.  61820 

Reserves 

Catlin,  Dale;    (E)    Minister;   229   S.   Douglas   Ave.,   Springfield,   111. 
62704 


34  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Ekin,  Floy  J.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  902  Brown  Ave.,  Gales- 
burg,  Illinois  61401 

White,  Joseph  A.;  (E)  Minister;  400  W.  Union,  Bloomington,  111. 
61701 

McCleary,  Paul  F.;  (M)  Exec.  Sec,  Comm.  on  Structure  Study;  3016 
Peachgate  Lane,  Glenview,  111.  60025 

Mcintosh,  Burt  A.;  (M)  Minister;  308  E.  Main,  Clinton,  Illinois 
61727 

Coulter,  H.  Russell;  (M)  Exec.  Sec,  Preachers  Aid  Society;  Rm.  402, 
104  N.  Water  St.,  Decatur,  Illinois  62522 

Bear,  Orval  L.;  (M)  Asso.  Exec.  Sec,  Bd.  of  Pensions  &  Preachers' 
Aid;  Rm.  402,  104  N.  Water  St.,  Decatur,  Illinois  62522 

Stolp,  Richard  L.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  3188,  Peoria, 
Illinois  61614 

Canafax,  Jackson;  (M)  Minister;  505  W.  7th,  Peoria,  Illinois  61605 

Krech,  Walter  D.;  (M)  Minister;  Rochester,  Illinois  62563 

Long,  A.  Lewis;  (E)  Retired  Farmer;  R.  F.  D.  #4,  Monmouth,  111. 
61462 

Leighton,  Mrs.  Woodrow;  (E)  Store  Owner  &  Manager;  447  Locust, 
Galesburg,  111.  61401 

Bolinger,  George;  (M)  Corporation  Owner;  612  N.  Broadway, 
Shelbyville,  111.  62565 

Sheldon,  Mark;  (M)  Graduate  Student;  204  E.  Third,  Pana,  Il- 
linois 62557 

Rountree,  Alvin;  (M)  Archivist,  State  Library;  2161  S.  19th,  Spring- 
field, 111.  62702 

Fox,  Miss  Anna;  (M)  Real  Estate  Broker;  306  S.  Chicago,  Rossville, 
111.  60963 

Shuman,  Charles  W.;  (M)  Farmer;  R.  F.  D.  #1,  Sullivan,  111.  61951 

Hansen,  John  T. ;  (deceased) 

Grummon,  Richard  R.;  (M)  Lawyer;  N.  Cotton  Hill  Rd.,  Springfield, 
111.  62707 

Lindstrom,  David;  (M)  Retired  Professor;  202  W.  Pennsylvania, 
Urbana,  111.  61801 

CENTRAL    NEW  YORK  (8)  NE 

Sec.  A,  Rows  15-16,  Seats  1-4 

*McCune,  Robert  J.;   (6)    (M)    District  Superintendent;  711  Fassett 

Rd.,  Elmira,  N.  Y.  14905 
Homer,  Robert  L.;    (2)     (M)    District   Superintendent;    85   Maxwell 

Ave.,  Geneva,  N.  Y.  14456 
Swales,  William  R.;  (13)   (M)  Minister;  148  E.  Genesee  St.,  Auburn, 

N.  Y.  13021 
Odom,  Warren  G.;  (3)   (M)  Conf.  Program  Director;  3049  E.  Genesee 

St.,  Syracuse,  N.  Y.  13224 
Mann,  Robert;  (1)   (M)  Shop  Foreman;  R.  D.  3,  Dundee,  N.  Y.  14537 
Darrow,  Frederick  M.;  (deceased)  . 

Curtis,  Mrs.  Albert;    (5)    (M)   Conf.  WSCS  president;  Box  11,  Fair 

Haven,  N.  Y.  13064 
Totten,   Mrs.    Howard;     (7)     (M)    Housewife;    204    Washington    St., 

Fayetteville,  N.  Y.  13066 

Reserves 
LeGro,  James  M.;    (M)    Minister;  303  S.  Main  St.,  Newark,  N.  Y. 

Knight,  John  L.;  (M)   President,  Wesley  Theological  Seminary;  4400 

Mass.  Ave.,  N.W.,  Washington,  D.  C.  20016 
Stephenson,  Sheldon  B.;    (M)    Minister;   402  N.  Aurora  St.,  Ithaca, 

N.  Y.  14850 


The  United  Methodist  Church  35 

Love,  John  L.;  (M)  Minister;  Ten  Eyck  Ave.,  Cazenovia,  N.  Y.  13025 

Betterly,  Austin  E.;  (Deceased  7/5/1971) 

Robinson,  Mrs.  Stanley  C;  (M)  Vice.  Pres.  Conf.  WSCS;  10  Rose- 
wood Dr.,  Penn  Yan,  N.  Y.  14527 

McCune,  Mrs.  Robert  J.;  (M)  Housewife;  711  Fassett  Rd.,  Elmira, 
N.  Y.  14905 

Forbes,  Robert;  (M)  Florist;  509  Grace  Ave.,  Newark,  N.  Y.  14513 

CENTRAL  PENNSYLVANIA  (20)  NE 
Sec.  D,  Rows  13-14,  Seats  1-10 

*Shearer,  Daniel  L.;  (2)  (E)  District  Superintendent;  708  Hilltop 
Dr.,  New  Cumberland,  Pa.  17070 

Myers,  Paul  E.;  (13)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  2908  Union 
Ave.,  Altoona,  Pa.  16602 

Woods,  Willia7n  F.;  (10)  (E)  Minister;  600  S.  Main  St.,  Red  Lion, 
Pa.  17356 

S-pringman,  Thomas  R.;  (1)  (E)  Minister;  40  Conway,  Carlisle,  Pa 
17013 

Hopkins,  Martin  W.;  (3)  (M)  Minister;  27  S.  Kershaw  St.,  York, 
Pa.  17402 

Cole,  Calvin  H.;  (13)  (E)  Minister;  413  Bridge  St.,  New  Cumber- 
land, Pa.  17070 

Fetterman,  Brian  A.;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  136  Stine  Dr.,  Lewistown, 
Pa.  17044 

Howes,  John  B.;  (6)  (M)  Seminary  Professor;  3990  Langley  Court 
NW,  Washington,  D.  C.  20015 

Hoopert,  Grantas  E.\  (14)  (M)  Minister;  811  Market  St.,  Williams- 
port,  Pa.  17701 

Stambach,  Arthur  W.;  (9)  (E)  Assoc.  Director,  Program  Council- 
212  Allendale  Way,  Camp  Hill,  Pa.  17011 

Knupp,  Robert  E.;  (5)  (M)  Lawyer;  1  Frances  Dr.,  Harrisburg,  Pa, 
17113 

Gilmore,  Paul  G.;  (9)  (E)  Newspaper  Editor;  800  First  Ave.,  Wil- 
liamsport,  Pa.  17701 

Edgar,  Charles  E.;  (4)  (M)  Credit  Manager;  3808  Bonnyview  Rd 
Harrisburg,  Pa.  17109 

Warner,  Earl  D.;  (11)  (E)  Warners  Dairy;  175  Linden  Ave.,  Red 
Lion,  Pa.  17356 

Ake,  Mrs.  Frank  W.;  (3)  (M)  Homemaker;  346  Market  St.,  Blooms- 
burg,  Pa.  17815 

Ritter,  Ralph  M.;  (8)  (E)  Contractor;  321  N.  28th  St.,  Camp  Hill 
Pa.  17011 

Jacobs,  Harry  H.,  Jr.;  (12)  (E)  Sheet  Metal  Worker;  2116  Hillside 
Ave.,  Williamsport,  Pa.  17701 

Hopkins,  Mrs.  Thomas  J.;  (7)  (M)  Housewife;  457  Pine  St.,  Williams- 
port,  Pa.  17701 

Plummer,  Kenneth  H.;  (4)  (M)  Contractor;  930  Leidig  Dr.,  Cham- 
bersburg.  Pa.  17201 

Marlow,  H.  Leroy;  (10)  (E)  Asst.  Dir.  Contin.  Ed.;  1620  S.  Allen 
St.,  State  College,  Pa.  16801 

Reserves 

Treese,  Donald  H.;    (M)    Minister;  2403   Eleventh  St.,  Altoona,  Pa. 

16601 
Fritchley,  Newton  H.;    (M)    Minister;   112   Mooreland,   Carlisle,  Pa. 

17013 
Kaufman,  Gerald  D.;   (E)   Minister;  420  W.  South  St.,  Carlisle,  Pa. 

17013 


36  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Stambach,  Paul  E.;  (E)  Minister;  131  Center  St.,  Mount  Wolf,  Pa. 
17347 

Simons,  William  B.;  (M)  Minister;  1300  Apple  Dr.,  Mechanicsbur^, 
Pa.  17055 

Wagner,  Gerald  D.;  (M)  Minister;  414  W.  King  St.,  Shippensburg, 
Pa.  17257 

Kreidler,  Clair  C;  (E)  District  Superintendent;  2836  Eastwood  Dr., 
York,  Pa.  17402 

Shover,  Donald  R.,  Jr.;  (E)  Minister;  48  W.  Main  St.,  Lock  Haven, 
Pa.  17745 

Higgins,  D.  Rayborn;  (E)  District  Superintendent;  48  Wain  St., 
Wellsboro,  Pa.  16901 

Law,  James  G.;  (M)  Carpet  Manufacturer;  424  Market  St.,  Blooms- 
burg,  Pa.  17815 

Worthington,  Mrs.  Harley  R.;  (M)  Retired  School  Teacher;  714 
Elmira  St.,  Williamsport,  Pa.  17701 

Meredith,  Victor  K.,  Sr.;  (M)  Retired;  346  Queen  St.,  Northumber- 
land, Pa.  17857 

Myers,  C.  Ray;  (E)  Funeral  Director;  501  Sixth  St.,  Altoona,  Pa. 
16602 

Page,  Conrad  M.,  Jr.;  (E)  Government  Employee;  R.F.D.  #1,  Etters, 
Pa.  17319 

Boyer,  Samuel  C;  (E)  Retail  Jeweler;  41  Wilson  St.,  Carlisle,  Pa. 
17013 

Zimmerman,  Richard  P.;  (E)  R.F.D.  #8,  Chambersburg,  Pa.  17201 

Harpster,  Dorothy;  (M)  College  Professor;  259  Walnut  St.,  Shippens- 
burg, Pa.  17257 

Girton,  Paul  K.;  (M)  Manufacturer;  Millville,  Pa.  17846 

CENTRAL  TEXAS  (12)  SC 

Sec.  A,  Rows  22-23,  Seats  7-12 

Greenwaldt,  William  M.;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  Box  773,  Temple,  Texas 
76501 

Pumell,  Eric  C;  (7)  (M)  Minister;  522  Missouri,  Fort  Worth,  Tx. 
76104 

Dennis,  Gordon;  (3)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  6296,  Brown- 
wood,  Texas  76801 

Howell,  Maggart  B.;  (5)  (M)  Minister;  4200  Camp  Bowie,  Fort 
Worth,  Tx.  76107 

Roberts,  Sidney;  (11)  (M)  Area  Program  Director;  Box  8124,  Dallas, 
Texas  75205 

Loyd,  H.  Brown;  (8)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  7740,  Waco, 
Texas  76710 

*Grogan,  Roy  J.;  (2)  (M)  Attorney;  M.  &  F.  Bank  Bldg.,  Weather- 
ford,  Texas  76086 

Walker,  Morris  D.;  (4)  (M)  Business  Executive;  5311  Timberwilde, 
Fort  Worth,  Texas  76112 

Bane,  Mrs.  W.  V.;  (9)  (M)  Pres.,  Conf.  WSCS;  Box  171,  Cleburne, 
Texas  76031 

Wilson,  Carroll;  (13)  (M)  Pharmacist;  805  W.  Oak,  Olney,  Texas 
76374 

Wonders,  Dr.  Alice;  (14)  (M)  College  Professor;  4512  Meadow- 
brook,  Fort  Worth,  Tex.  76103 

Mahon,  Eldon  B.;  (1)  (M)  Attorney;  4167  Sarita  Dr.,  Fort  Worth, 
Tex.  76109 

Reserves 

Gallaway,Ira;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  5105  Ederville  Rd.,  Fori 
Worth,  Tx.  76112 


The  United  Methodist  Church  37 

Meier,  H.  F.,  Jr.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  156,  Waxahachie, 

Tx.,  75165 
Bane,  W.  V.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  171,  Cleburne,  Texas 

76031 
Shuler,  James  E.;   (M)   Minister;  2201  E.  Park  Row,  Arlington,  Tx. 

76010 
Williams,  L.  Stanley;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   800   W.   Fifth, 

Fort  Worth,  Texas  76102 
Carroll,  B.  F.;    (M)  Business  Executive;  3821  Wharton,  Fort  Worth, 

Tx.  76133 
Steward,  Jack,  Jr.;  (M)  Contractor;  Box  178,  Waco,  Texas  76703 
Childress,   Robert   T.,  Jr.;    (M)    Consulting   Engineer;    811    Colonial, 

Cleburne,  Tx.  76031 
Kreitner,  Mrs.  H.  L.;    (M)    Housewife;  409  Sunset  Dr.,  Euless,  Tx. 

76039 
Jud,  Eugene  F.;    (M)   GEO  Administrator;  110  S.  12th,  Waco,  Texas 

76701 

COSTA  RICA   (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Rows  15-16,  Seat  12 

Palomo,  Luis  Fernando;  (M)   District  Superintendent;  Apartado  858, 

San  Jose,  Costa  Rica 
Vargas,  Roberto  K.;   (M)  Accountant;  Apartado  292,  Alajuela,  Costa 

Rica 

Reserves 

Guevera,  Alexis;    (M)    Minister;   Apartado  9,  Guadalupe,  San  Jose, 

Costa  Rica 
Bermudez,    Efrain;     (M)     Office    worker;    Iglesia    Methodista,    Villa 

Neily,  Costa  Rica 

CZECHOSLOVAKIA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  3,  Seats  11-12 

*Schneeberger,  Vilem;   (1)    (M)    Superintendent;  Praha  2,  Jecna  19, 

Czechoslovakia 
Malac,  Vlastislav;   (13)    (M)  Research-worker;  Praha  3,  Klucinam  5, 

Czechoslovakia 

Reserves 

Havek,  Vaclav;  (M)  Minister;  Mikulov  Namor,  Videnska  17,  Czecho- 
slovakia 

Buresova,  Mrs.  Marta;  (M)  Retired  lay  preacher;  Praha  1,  Karoliny 
Svetle  18,  Czechoslovakia  • 

DELHI  (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  15,  Seats  10-11 

Lai,  James;  (11)    (M)  Minister;  Christ  Church,  1  Butler  Rd.,  Delhi  6, 

India 
Newton,  C.  D.  S.;    (13)    (M)    Railway  Service;  B-13/66  Dev  Nagar, 

Karol  Bagh,  New  Delhi  5,  India 

Reserves 

Dean,  Benjamin  F.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   P.  G.   Box   #28, 

Methodist  Church,  Batala,  Punjab,  India 
Townsley,  Mrs.  E.  B.;   (M)   District  Work;  4  Battery  Lane,  Delhi  6, 

India 


38  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

DENMARK   (2)  OS 

Sec.  A,  Row  3,  Seats  11-12 

*Carlsen,   Eigil;    (11)     (M)    District   Superintendent;    Bethesdagade, 

4400  Kalundborg,  Denmark 
Johansen,  Frede;  (4)    (M)  Surgeon;  Mollevej,  Kvissel,  9900  Frederik- 

shavn,  Denmark 

Reserves 

Brandt,    Frede;     (M)    District    Superintendent;    Vissingsgade,    7700 

Vejie,  Denmark 
Bjerno,  Henning;    (M)    Press  Officer;  Birketoften  7,  2890  Hareskov, 

Denmark 
Ramsing,  Niels  J.;   (M)  Manager;  Faedresmindevej  19,  5000  Odense, 

Denmark 

DETROIT  (18)  NC 
Sec.  D,  Rows  21-22-23,  Seats  1-6 

DeWitt,  Jesse  R.;  (2)  (M)  Nat'l  Div.  Bd.  of  Missions;  475  Riverside 
Dr.,  New  York,  N.  Y.  10027 

Bristah,  James  W.;  (1)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  8th  Floor 
Francis  Palms  BIdg.,  2111  Woodward,  Detroit,  Mi.  48201 

Cochran,  James  D.;  (4)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  8th  Floor 
Francis  Palms  Bldg.,  2111  Woodward,  Detroit,  Mi.  48201 

Lamh,  Raymond  R.;  (6)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  P.  0.  Box  367, 
Marquette,  Mi.  49855 

Marvin,  John  E.;  (11)  (M)  Editor,  Michigan  Christian  Advocate;  316 
Springbrook,  Adrian,  Mi  49221 

Horton,  Robert  E.;  (13)  (E)  Minister;  8506  Clinton  River  Dr.,  Ster- 
ling Heights,  Mi.  48087 

Duncan,  Edward  L.;  (5)  (M)  Minister;  206  E.  Flint,  Lake  Orion, 
Mi.  48035 

Grenfell,  John  N.,  Jr.;  (12)  (M)  Minister;  820  Lapeer  St.,  Port 
Huron,  Mi.  48060 

White,  Woodie  W.;  (10)  (M)  Exec.  Sec,  Comm.  on  Rel.  &  Race; 
100  Maryland  Ave.,  N.  E.,  Washington,  D.  C.  20002 

*Ammerman,  Carl  R.;  (2)  (M)  Township  Supervisor;  1315  E.  Mt. 
Morris  Rd.,  Mt.  Morris,  Michigan  48458 

Norris,  Irene;  (7)  (M)  Pres.  Conf.  WSCS;  2024  Earlmont  Rd.,  Berk- 
ley, Mich.  48072 

Karls,  Harold  M.;  (1)  (M)  Banker;  20  Hammond  Rd.,  Saginaw, 
Mich.  48602 

Spafford,  Freda;  (6)  (E)  Housewife;  22186  Nona,  Dearborn,  Michi- 
gan 48124 

Good,  Mary;  (8)  (M)  Research  Chemist;  3128  Ewald,  Detroit,  Mich. 
48238 

Ragland,  James;  (3)  (M)  Camp  Director;  8794  Lakeshore  Dr.,  Rt.  1, 
Jeddo,  Mich.  48032 

Hitchock,  William  C;  (4)  (M)  Real  Estate;  22200  John  R.,  Hazel 
Park,  Mich.  48030 

Bright,  William  E.;  (14)  (M)  City  Councilman;  306  LaBelle,  High- 
land Park,  Mich.  48203 

Thompson,  Lionel;  (9)  (M)  Businessman;  2961  McGill  St.,  Marietta, 
Mich.  48453 

Reserves 

Kellerman,  Garfield  H.,  Jr.;  (E)  District  Superintendent;  1717  Mont- 

clair,  Flint,  Mich.  48503 
Mulder,  John  W.;  (M)  Area  Admin.  Asst.;  8th  Floor  Francis  Palms 

Bldg.,  2111  Woodward  Ave.,  Detroit,  Mich.  48201 


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Smith,   Norbert   W.;    (M)    Minister;    4790    Gratiot,   Saginaw,   Mich. 

48603 
Vosburg,   Frederick   C;    (M)    Minister;    22124    Garrison,   Dearborn, 

Mich.  49124 
Ward,  Robert  P.;  (M)  Minister;  225  W.  Court  St.,  Flint,  Mich.  48503 
McCallum,  Marvin  H.;   (M)   Minister;  33  E.  Burdick,  Oxford,  Mich. 

48051 
Jury,  John  S.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;    Box  34,  Ann  Arbor, 

Mich.  48107 
Smoot,  Jewell   M.;    (M)    Conference   Treasurer;    8th   Floor   Francis 

Palms  Bldg.,  2111  Woodward  Ave.,  Detroit,  Mich.  48201 
Parrish,  John  W.;    (M)   Minister;   16801  Schoolcraft,  Detroit,  Mich. 

48227 
Robinson,    William   T.;    (M)    Urban   Missioner;    8th    Floor   Francis 

Palms  Bldg.,  2111  Woodward  Ave.,  Detroit,  Mich.  48201 
Lindberg,  Kenneth  D.;   (M)   Supt.  of  Schools;  548  Duncan  St.,  Ishpe- 

ming,  Mich.  49849 
Coffin,   Allen;    (M)    Real   Estate;    30214   Underwood,   Warren,  Mich. 

48092 
Haist,  Willard  P.;  (E)  Dentist;  120  James  St.,  Pigeon,  Mich.  48775 
Rae,  Daisy;  (M)  Housewife;  2326  Raskob,  Flint,  Mich.  48504 
Chairer,  Jane;  (M)  Housewife;  50  N.  Parker,  Dexter,  Mich.  48130 
Love,  Grace;    (M)    Housewife;   2960  Cedar  Lake  Rd.,  Howell,  Mich. 

48843 
Ward,  Irma  H.;  (M)  Housewife;  170  E.  Main,  Milan,  Mich.  48160 
Crippen,  James  A.;  (M)  Attorney;  911  Robbin  Rd.,  Ann  Arbor,  Mich. 

48103 
Middleton,  Wayne  B.;    (E)    Bell  Telephone  Supervisor;  7612  Amboy 

Rd.,  Dearborn  Heights,  Michigan  48127 
Griffith,    Evelyn;    (M)    Housewife;    1201    S.    Renaud,   Grosse   Pointe 

Woods,  Michigan  48236 

EAST  CHINA  (2)  OS 

No  delegates  elected 

EAST  OHIO  (26)  NC 

Sec.  B,  Rows  9-10,  Seats  1-12 
Sec.  B,  Row  8,  Seats  11-12 

Kelley,  Robert  W.;   (6)    (M)   Minister;  1117  E.  105th  St.,  Cleveland, 

Ohio  44108 
Tolbert,  Robert  J.;  (6)   (M)  Minister;  525  Wooster  Ave.,  Akron,  Ohio 

44307 
Hulit,  Kenneth  W.;  (2)    (E)  Director  Program  Council;  1300  S.  Main 

St.,  North  Canton,  Ohio  44720 
Cromwell,    Thomas   L.;     (13)     (M)     Minister;    243    N.    Market    St., 

Wooster,  Ohio  44691 
*Brandyberry,  Abraham  L.;  (13)   (E)  Minister;  2521  12th  St.,  N.  W., 

Canton,  Ohio  44708 
Courtney,  Robert  H.;  (5)   (M)  Assoc,  Program  Council;  1300  S.  Main 

St.,  North  Canton,  Ohio  44720 
Nees,  Forrest  G.;   (11)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  30  West  Front 

St.,  Youngstown,  Ohio  44503 
Nelson,  J.  R.;  (3)   (M)  Seminary  Professor;  745  Commonwealth  Ave., 

Boston,  Mass.  02215 
Dailey,  Charles  M.;    (3)    (M)    Minister;   702  Main  St.,  Wintersville, 

Ohio  43952 
Wagner,  Blake  D.;  (5)    (E)  Minister;  771  E.  260th  St.,  Euclid,  Ohio 

44132 


40  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Myers,  Calvin  R.;  (14)  (M)  Minister;  Seminary  at  Spring  Sts., 
Berea,  Ohio  44017 

Eberly,  Edwin  P.;  (8)  (E)  District  Superintendent;  345  Market 
St.,  N.,  Rm.  202,  Wooster,  Ohio  44691 

Mayer,  Paul  O.;  (7)  (M)  Assoc.  Program  Council;  8276  Lindberg 
Blvd.,  Berea,  Ohio  44017 

Cooke,  Mrs.  Monroe;  (1)  (M)  Housewife;  13060  Forest  Rd.,  R.  D.  #2, 
Burton,  Ohio  44021 

Moore,  Thomas  P.;  (4)  (E)  Gen'l  Mgr.  Broadcasting;  Box  789, 
Bucyrus,  Ohio  44820 

Chittum,  John;  (9)  (M)  College  Professor;  722  N.  Bever  St.,  Woo- 
ster, Ohio  44691 

Glasgow,  Francis  M.;  (4)   (M)  3755  Martha  Rd.,  Kent,  Ohio  44240 

Hayes,  Melvin;  (10)  (E)  Conference  Statistician;  662  Shook  Rd., 
Akron,  Ohio  44319 

Lang,  Francis;  (7)  (M)  Lawyer-Banker;  Box  103,  Highland  Colony, 
E.  Liverpool,  Ohio  43920 

O'Hara,  Delmar  T.;  (12)  (M)  Lawyer;  125  Third  St.,  Wellsville, 
Ohio  43968 

Achberger,  Mrs.  Clarence  E.;  (11)  (M)  Housewife;  900  E.  Chestnut 
St.,  Ext.,  Mt.  Vernon,  Ohio  43050 

Robinson,  Albert;  (1)  (M)  Steel  Worker;  861  Fairfax  St.,  Youngs- 
town,  Ohio  44505 

Bonds,  Alfred  B.;  (2)  (M)  College  President;  Baldwin-Wallace  Col- 
lege, Berea,  Ohio  44017 

White,  Leonard;  (9)  (M)  Dir.  Educational  Service  Center;  428  Ellen 
Ave.,  S.  W.,  New  Philadelphia,  Ohio  44663 

Clymer,  Merritt;  (8)  (E)  Life  Insurance  Mgr.;  508  Glenwood  Ave., 
North  Canton,  Ohio  44220 

Boyer,  Gene;  (10)  (E)  Store  Owner;  304  N.  Turner  Rd.,  Youngstown, 
Ohio  44515 

Reserves 

Kirk,  Arthur  R.;    (M)    Minister;  53  Clyde  Ave.,  New  London,  Ohio 

44851 
Brown,  Gladstone  L.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  705  Hanna  Bldg., 

Cleveland,  Ohio  44115 
Zagray,  Allan  H.;   (E)   Minister;  6535  Manchester  Rd.,  Akron,  Ohio 

44319 
Hamilton,  Charles  W.;    (M)    Minister;   312   Third   St.,   Elyria,   Ohio 

44035 
Mayer,  Theodore  C;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  164  S.  Union  St., 

Akron,  Ohio  44301 
Ralph,  Janis  S.;    (M)    Minister;    347   W.   Miller   Ave.,  Akron,  Ohio 

44301 
Burge,  Donald;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  217  N.  Broadway,  Box 

427,  Barnesville,  Ohio  43713 
Hogg,  William  K.;  (M)  Minister;  65  Public  Square,  Brecksville,  Ohio 

44141 
Gray,  Ralph  M.;   (M)    Minister;  Caledonia  &  Winsford  Rds.,  Cleve- 
land, Ohio  44112 
Corl,  Daniel  D.;    (E)    District   Superintendent;   378  Park  Ave.,  W., 

Mansfield,  Ohio  44906 
Wiant,  Howard  J.;   (M)  Minister;  120  Cleveland  Ave.,  S.  W.,  Canton, 

Ohio  44702 
Hahn,  Robert  J.;  (E)  Minister;  784  Coburn  St.,  Akron,  Ohio  44311 
Walton,  Donald  W.;  (M)  Minister;  705  Hanna  Bldg.,  Cleveland,  Ohio 

44115 
Drake,  M.  R.;   (M)   Minister;   19414  Detroit  Rd.,  Rocky  River,  Ohio 

44116 


The  United  Methodist  Church  41 

Maibach,  Paul;  (E)  Sterling,  Ohio  44276 

Taylor,  Jack;    (M)    Home  Administrator;  807  West  Avenue,  Elvria. 

Ohio  44035 
Dammann,  Mrs.  Chester;    (M)   Housewife;  182  Renwick  Dr.,  Poland, 

Ohio  44514 
Mitchell,  Mrs.  B.  V.;   (M)  Housewife;  1585  S.  Main  St.,  Clyde,  Ohio 

43410 
Clary,  Mrs.  Irvin;  (E)  Housewife;  Route  #2,  Bucyrus,  Ohio  44820 
Lanier,  Anna   E.;    (M)    Housewife;   2220  27th  St.,   Cuyahoga   Falls, 

Ohio  44223 
Dunlap,   Mrs.   William  F.;    (M)    Housewife;    129   Forest   View   Dr., 

Wintersville,  Ohio  43953 
Archer,  John;  (M)  Retired;  3853  Lincoln,  Shadyside,  Ohio  43947 
Knight,   David;    (M)    College  Professor;    Ashland   College,   Ashland, 

Ohio  44805 
Williams  John  R.;  (M)  Lawyer;  1257  French,  Lakewood,  Ohio  44107 
Hanlin,   William;    (E)    Automobile    Dealer;    East    Springfield,   Ohio 

43925 
Collins,  Christopher  J.;  (M)  Mgr.  Printing  Plant;  3715  Cypress  Ave., 

Cleveland,  Ohio  44107 
Graber,  Robert  L.;    (M)    President,  Graber  Mills,  Inc.;  2914  Acacia 

Dr.,  N.  W.,  Canton,  Ohio  44718 
Forni,  Roy;    (M)    Retired;   508   S.   Third   St.,   Martins   Ferry,   Ohio 

44393 

EASTERN  PENNSYLVANIA  (16)  NE 
Sec.  B,  Rows  20-21,  Seats  1-8 

Hostetter,   Mark  J.;    (2)     (E)    District   Superintendent;    1992   Park 

Plaza,  Lancaster,  Pa.  17601 
Walley,   F.    Lewis;    (6)     (M)    Conference    Program    Director;    1956 

Adams  Ave.,  Abington,  Pa.  19001 
Ellis,  Edwin  L.;    (1)    (M)    Minister;  252  Congress  Ave.,  Lansdowne, 

Pa.  19050 
Zehner,  Henry  W.;  (10)    (E)  District  Superintendent;  9650  Pine  Rd., 

Philadelphia,  Pa.  19115 
Bashore,  George  W.;   (5)    (E)   Minister;  2305  Laurel  Rd.  Whitefield, 

Reading,  Pa.  19609 
Nichols,  Henry  H.;    (9)     (M)    Minister;   328   W,   Earlham   Terrace, 

Philadelphia,  Pa.  19144 
Mentzer,  Warren  F.;    (11)    (E)    District  Superintendent;  Lancaster 

Ave.,  Mt.  Gretna,  Pa.  17064 
Buttimer,  Thomas  A.;  (6)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  607  Runny- 

mede  Ave.,  Jenkintown,  Pa.  19046 
Daugherty,  Ruth  M.;   (13)    (E)  Housewife;  803  S.  12th  St.,  Lebanon, 

Pa.  17042 
Dodge,   Carlton   S.;    (3)    (E)    College  Alumni   Director;   817  Floret, 

Riverview  Park,  Reading,  Pa.  19605 
Shroyer,  Lawton  W.;    (4)    (E)   Dress  Manufacturer;  515  Dewart  St., 

Shamokin,  Pa.  17872 
*Harper,  John  R.;   (14)    (M)   V.  P.  The  Pardee  Co.;  7508  Brookfield 

Rd.,  Philadelphia,  Pa.  19126 
Quickel,   Harold   H.;    (8)     (E)    Purchasing   Agent,  Hamilton   Watch 

Co. ;  128  Atkins  Avenue,  Lancaster,  Pa.  17603 
Jason,  William  C.  Jr.;   (12)    (M)  Retired;  614  N.  56th  St.,  Philadel- 
phia, Pa.  19131 
Barto,  Reta  S.;    (7)    (M)   Housewife;  123  W.  46th  St.,  Reading,  Pa, 

19606 
Lightner,  A.  LeRoy;    (2)     (M)    V.   P.  Advertising  Agency;    411   N. 

Church  St.,  West  Chester,  Pa.  19380 


42  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Reserves 

Longenecker,  Robert  P.;  (E)  Minister;  50  College  Ave.,  Annville,  Pa. 
17003 

Flood,  Harold  D.;  (M)  Minister;  335  Price  St.,  West  Chester,  Pa. 
19380 

Cherry,  William  T.;  (M)  Minister;  497  Darby-Paoli  Rd.,  Paoli,  Pa. 
19301 

Corbett,  James  D.;  (E)  Minister;  106  E.  Sunbury  St.,  Shamokin,  Pa. 
17872 

Kulp,  John  C;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  12  Farwood  Rd.,  Phila- 
delphia, Pa.  19151 

Daugherty,  Robert  M.;  (E)  Minister;  803  S.  12th  St.,  Lebanon,  Pa. 
17042 

Hippel,  George  N.;  (M)  Dir.  of  Miss.  &  Church  Ext.;  209  Rodney  Cir- 
cle, Bryn  Mawr,  Pa.  19010 

Loesch,  Warren  A.;  (E)  Dir.  Advance  Specials  Gen.  Bd.  of  Missions; 
37  Brunswick  Rd.,  Montclair,  New  Jersey  07042 

Kerr,  Charles  S.;  (M)  Minister;  1285  Hillside  Dr.,  Lancaster,  Pa. 
17603 

Ranch,  Ezra  H.;  (E)  Coordinator  of  Adult  Ministries;  6142  Wayne 
Ave.,  Philadelphia,  Pa.  19144 

Luff,  William  G.;  (M)  Conference  Treasurer;  1701  Arch  St.,  Phila- 
delphia, Pa.  19103 

Knisely,  Roger  M.;    (E)   C.  P.  A.;  204  Elm  St.,  Annville,  Pa.  17003 

Hostetter,  Russell  R.;  (E)  Painting  Contractor;  2400  Mifflin  St., 
Lebanon,  Pa.  17042 

Weaver,  Dorothy  S.;  (E)  Housewife;  529  5th  Ave.,  Denver,  Pa. 
17517 

Johnson,  Elizabeth  A.;  (M)  Housewife;  120  Lafayette  Ave.,  Oreland, 
Pa.  19075 

Herr,  Helen  C;  (M)  Housewife;  210  Martroy  Lane,  Wallingford, 
Pa.  19084 

Quickel,  Olive;  (E)  Housewife;  128  Atkins  Ave.,  Lancaster,  Pa.  17603 

Heck,  J.  Holland;  (M)  Retired;  Cornwall  Manor,  Cornwall,  Pa.  17016 

Hoffer,  Paul  F.;  (E)  Merchant;  138  E.  Frederick  St.,  Millersville,  Pa. 
17551 

Hudson,  Mary  A.;  (M)  Housewife;  54  N.  54th  St.,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 
19139 

FLORIDA  (26)  SE 

Sec.  A,  Rows  9-10,  Seats  1-12 

Sec.  A,  Row  8,  Seats  11-12 

*Foster,  George  A.;  (14)  (M)  Minister;  Box  1086,  Tallahassee,  Flori- 
da 32302 

Blackburn,  Robert  M.;  (2)  (M)  Minister;  42  E.  Jackson  St.,  Orlando, 
Fl.  32801 

Zimmerman,  Eugene  M.;  (13)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box 
8745,  Orlando,  Fl.  32806 

Huston,  Ralph  B.;  (6)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  2625,  Lake- 
land, Fl.  33803 

Williams,  John  BF ;  Deceased  9-8-71 

Hedberg,  Al  A.;  (7)  (M)  Minister;  Box  1138,  St.  Petersburg,  Fl. 
33731 

Cleveland,  Millard  C;  (10)  (M)  Minister;  100  SE  Second  Ave.,  Ft. 
Lauderdale,  Fl.  33301  ^^    _.,.  ^     .,   „  , 

Obaugh,  William  R.;  (4)  (E)  Minister;  9625  N.  Military  Trail,  Palm 
Beach  Gardens,  Fl.  33403  ^  ^^^^  ^^^^   ^^     ^^.       .    ^, 

Knox,  James  L.;  (1)  (M)  Minister;  1800  SW  15th  St.,  Miami,  Fl. 
33145 


The  United  Methodist  Church  43 

Rooks,  John  J.;   (8)    (M)  Minister;  Box  819,  Winter  Park,  Fl.  32789 

Bozeman,  W.  Scott;  (3)  (M)  Minister;  411  W.  Turner  St.,  Clear- 
water, Fl.  33516 

Rtitland,  Walter  B.;  (9)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  815,  De- 
land,  Fl.  32720 

Kalaf,  Walter  N.;  (11)  (M)  Minister;  3723  Bay  to  Bay,  Tampa,  Fl. 
33609 

Meadows,  William  A.;   (5)   (M)  Attorney;  Box  516,  Kendall,  Fl.  33516 

Moore,  Richard  V.;  (3)  (M)  College  President;  Bethune  Cookman 
College,  Daytona  Beach,  Florida  32015 

Revels,  Percy  B.;  (1)  (M)  Circuit  Judge;  Drawer  250,  Palatka,  Fl. 
32077 

Watson,  Mrs.  Olive  E.;  (4)  (M)  Pres.,  Conf.  WSCS;  Box  96,  Wild- 
wood,  Fl.  32785 

Fanning,  O.B.;  (9)  (M)  Conf.  Pub.  Rel.;  1015  S.  Miss  Ave.,  Lakeland, 
Fl.  33803 

Gray,  Mrs.  Ethel  M.;  (7)  (M)  Farmer;  Box  36,  Hastings,  Florida 
32045 

Babcock,  Charles  I.;  (11)  (M)  Gen.  Contractor;  1020  Alfonso  Ave., 
Coral  Gables,  Florida  33145 

Mann,  Robert  T.;  (12)  (M)  Judge,  Dist.  Ct.  of  Appeal;  Box  327, 
Lakeland,  Florida  33802 

Redstone,  Ray  L.;  (2)  (M)  Asst.  Postmaster;  2148  33rd  Ave.,  Vero 
Beach,  Fl.  32960 

Hughlett,  William  S.;  (10)  (M)  Retired  Medical  Miss'y;  809  Indian 
River  Dr.,  Cocoa,  Florida  32922 

Blackburn,  Alfred  B.;  (13)  (M)  Attorney;  912  Am.  Heritage  Life 
Bldg.,  Jacksonville,  Fl.  32202 

Weems,  Mrs.  H.  V.;  (6)  (M)  Homemaker;  160  S.  Lakeview  Dr., 
Sebring,  Fl.  33870 

Gentry,  Edd  W.;  (8)  (M)  Executive;  2205  Mulberry  Blvd.,  Tallahas- 
see, Florida  32302 

Reserves 

McDonell,  C.  Durward;  (5)  (M)  Minister;  127  NE  4th  St.,  Miami, 
Fl.  33132 

Roughton,  William  W.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  2226  NW  2nd 
Ave.,  Gainesville,  Fl.  32601 

Hamilton,  Charles  P.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  38,  Saraso- 
ta, Fl.  33578 

Buell,  Harold  E.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  2097,  Miami 
Beach,  Fl.  33140 

Head,  Lewis  N.\  (M)  District  Superintendent;  2935  Washington  Rd., 
West  Palm  Beach,  Florida  33405 

Alle^J,  Raymond  A.;  (M)  Minister;  3803  Haines  Rd.,  N.,  St.  Peters- 
burg, Florida  33703 

Howe,  GaijlonL.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  7307,  St.  Peters- 
burg, Fl.  33734 

Mackay,  Donald  M.;  (M)  Minister;  5400  Seminole  Blvd.,  Seminole,  Fl. 
33540 

West,  C.  Eugene;  (M)  Minister;  1400  University  Blvd.,  N.,  Jackson- 
ville, Fl.  32211 

Ware,  H.  Melton;  (M)  AC  Program  Director;  Box  70,  Lakeland, 
Fl.  33802 

Steger,  Clarence  D.;  (M)  Minister;  Box  10249,  St.  Petersburg,  Fl. 
33733 

Gibbs,  Marion  M.;  (M)  District  Superintentent;  225  E.  Duval  St., 
Jacksonville,  Fl.  32202 

Gallotvay,  Henry  G.;  (M)  Minister;  7600  SW  104th  St.,  Miami,  Fl. 
33156 


44  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Boggs,  Robert  C;   (M)  District  Superintendent;  2502  Morrison  Ave., 

Tampa,  Fl.  33609 
Bledsoe,  Robert  D.;  (M)  Minister;  1126  E.  Silver  Spgs.  Blvd.,  Ocala, 

Fl.  32670 
Burney,  Harry  L.,  Jr.;   (M)   Administrative  Asst. ;  Bethune  Cookman 

College,  Daytona  Beach,  Florida  32015 
Jones,  James  I.;    (M)   Executive  Vice  Pres.;  90  NW  107  St.,  Miami 

Shores,  Fl.  33168 
Sargeant,  John  B.;  (M)  Dairyman;  Box  17,  Lakeland,  Fl.  33802 
Goodwin,  Miss  Edith  M.;    (M)   Director  of  Christian  Ed.;  7600  SW 

104  St.,  Miami,  Fl.  33156 
Tisdale,  Mrs.   Inez  S.;    (M)    Retired  Accountant;   501  N.  Ocean  St., 

Apt.  1501,  Jacksonville,  Florida  32202 
Crist,  Mrs.  Dollie  L. ;    (M)   Homemaker;  450  Seabreeze  Dr.,  Indialan- 

tic,  Fl.  32903 
Pinesett,  Patricia  S.;   (M)  Conf.  Vice.  Pres.  WSCS;  3239  Mahalia  PI., 

Lake  Mann  Est.,  Orlando,  Fl.  32805 
Pearce,  Richard  W.;   (M)  College  Vice  President;  130  Lake  Hollings- 

worth  Dr.,  Lakeland,  Florida  33803 
Johnson,  Cubell  A.;    (M)   Homemaker;  Box  5064,  Orlando,  Fl.  32805 
Grant,  John  A.,  Jr.;   (E)  Attorney;  10025  Orange  Grove  Dr.,  Tampa, 

Fl.  33618 
Morris,  John  E.;   (M)   Attorney;  301  E.  Las  Olas  Blvd.,  Ft.  Lauder- 
dale, Florida  33301 
Gold,  Glenn  W.;    (M)   Retired;  1525  SW  12th  St.,  Miami,  Fl.  33135 
Kelso,  Earl  F,;    (M)   Retired  Oil  Corp.;  2714  Valencia  Dr.,  Sarasota, 

Fl.  33579 
Banks,  Mrs.  Henrine  W.;   (M)  College  Dean;  125  N.  Keech,  Daytona 

Beach,  Fl.  32015 
Wilcox,  Mrs.  Barbara  B.;    (M)   Dental  Assistant;  3355  Bowers  Lane, 

Jacksonville,  Florida  32217 

FOOCHOW  (2)   OS 

No  delegates  elected 

GEORGIA  (2)   SE 

Sec.  D,  Rows  3-4,  Seat  1 

*Epj}s,  Anderson  C;    (6)    (M)    Minister;   108  Burbank  Dr.,   S.   W., 

Atlanta,  Georgia  30314 
Wilson,  T.  R.;  (4)   (M)  Carpenter;  5400  Cascade  Rd.,  S.  W.,  Atlanta, 
Georgia  30310 

Reserves 

Henderson,  Cornelius  L.;    (M)   Bd.  of  Evangelism  Staff;  1908  Grand 

Ave.,  Nashville,  Tenn.  37212  ...     -o     ^  -o  •   * 

Jackson,  James  L;    (M)   Civil  Service;  1229  Calhoun  St.,  East  Pomt, 

Ga.  30344 

ANNUAL  CONFERENCE  OF  GERMAN  DEMOCRATIC 
REPUBLIC  (4)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  22,  Seats  1-4 
*Havemann,  Gerhard;   (13)    (E)  District  Superintendent;  DDR  1034 

Berlin,  Gubenerstr.  23,  Germany  .   .     j     .      T^T^T>    a^     a    « 

Gotz,    Herbert;     (6)     (M)    District    Superintendent;    DDR    94    Ave, 

Sc'hneebergerstr.  85,  Germany  ^^  r.    .    ■>   ^    t     a      u       ,, 

Enke,  Karl-Heinz;  (5)    (E)  Doctor;  DDR  25  Postock  1,  In  der  Hasen- 

bak  2  DDR,  Germany 


The  United  Methodist  Church  45 

Schneidereit,  Harry;  (1)  (M)  DDR  110  Berlin,  Breitestrasse  24 
DDR,  Germany 

Reserves 

Langer,  Horst;  (E)   Minister;  DDR  89  Gorlitz,  Herbert  Balyer— Str. 

7,  Germany 
Riedel,  Gerhard;   (M)   Minister;  DDR  75  Cottbus,  Verchow— Str.  41, 

Germany 
Schlechte,  Erhard;  (E)  Professor;  DDR  703  Leipzig,  An  der  Tabaks- 

miihle  50,  Germany 
Schroder,  Harry;   (M)   DDR  927  Hohenstein-Ernstthal,  Lutherstrasse 

6,  Germany 

GUJARAT  (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  17,  Seats  11-12 

Chawhan,  Jayanand  I.;  (M)  Secretary,  Bible  Society;  Canaan,  Near 
Khadayata  Colony,  Ellis  Bridge,  Ahmedabad-6  India 

Chitnis,  Vinubhai  W. ;  (M)  Building  Contractor;  Chitnis  Bhuvan, 
Mission  Road,  Nadiad,  Kaira  Dist.,  India 

Reserves 

Master,  Ithiel  V.;    (M)    Director,   Lay   Training   Centre;    Methodist 

Church,  Vasad,  Kaira  Dist.,  India 
Rathod,    Raijibhai    M.;     (M)     District     Superintendent;     Methodist 

Church,  Maninagar,  Ahmedabad-8,  India 
Singh,  Joseph  B.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Fateh  Ganj,  Baroda- 

2,  India 
Bauman,  David  B.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  Methodist  Mission, 

Godhra,  Ranch  Mahals,  India 
Christian,  Samson  T.;    (M)    Executive;  Fateh  Ganj,  Baroda-2,  India 
Parmar,  Rameshchandra  E.;    (M)    Advocate;   Mayur  Kunj,  Godhra, 

Ranch  Mahals,  India 
Chavirhan,  Samuel  K.;   (M)  Office  Superintendent;  Fellowship  Society, 

Rakhial  Road,  Ahmedabad-21,  India 

HINGHWA  (2)  OS 

No  delegates  elected 

HOLSTON  (18)  SE 
Sec.  D,  Rows  17-18,  Seats  1-9 

*  Stokes,  Mack  B.;  (6)  (M)  Dean,  Candler;  Emory  University,  Cand- 
ler School  of  Theology,  Atlanta,  Georgia  30322 

White,  Raymon  E.;  (13)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  1064, 
Johnson  City,  Tenn.  37601 

Wilcox,  Robert  L;  (1)  (M)  Minister;  Box  1303,  Knoxville,  Tenn. 
37901 

Eldridge,  Edgar  A.;  (3)  (M)  Minister;  Box  511,  Bristol,  Va.  24201 

Lundy,  Robert  F.;  (11)  (M)  Exec.  Sec.  S.  E.  Jurisdiction;  159  For- 
rest Ave.,  N.  E.,  Atlanta,  Georgia  30303 

Robbins,  Wilmer  B.;  (8)  (M)  Minister;  First  United  Methodist 
Church,  Marion,  Virginia  24354 

Naff,  George  E.;  (7)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1752  Old  Niles 
Ferry  Rd.,  Maryville,  Tenn.  37801 

McCartt,  James  S.;  (5)  (M)  Minister;  Box  473,  Maryville,  Tenn. 
37801 

Settle,  Frank  A.;  (14)  (M)  Exec.  Sec.  Program  Council;  Box  1178, 
Johnson  City,  Tenn.  37601 

Steffner,  John  E.,  Sr.;  (4)  (M)  Corporation  Officer;  4301  Evergreen 
Dr.,  Chattanooga,  Tenn.  37411 


46  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Ragsdale,  Mrs.  J.  B.;  (13)  (M)  Homemaker;  605  Talley  Rd.,  Chatta- 
nooga, Tenn.  37411 

Smith,  Holiday;  (2)  (M)  Dept.  Supt.  Tenn.  Eastman;  1105  Watauga 
St.,  Kingsport,  Tenn.  37660 

Lundy,  John  T.;  (7)  (M)  Assoc.  Sec.  Conf.  Prog.  Council;  P.  0. 
Box  1178,  Johnson  City,  Tenn.  37601 

Wilson,  Frank  S.;  (1)  (M)  Judge;  103  Stratford  Lane,  Signal  Mtn., 
Tenn. 37377 

Prigmore,  L.  T.;  (5)  (M)  Textile  Mfg.;  Hill  Drive,  Lupton  City, 
Tenn. 37351 

Lusby,  L.  D.;  (9)  (E)  Supervisor,  E.  Tenn.  Pack.;  Rt.  6,  Perry  Rd., 
Knoxville,  Tenn.  37914 

Long,  Carroll  H.;  (10)  (M)  Surgeon;  107  W.  Fairview  Ave.,  John- 
son City,  Tenn.  37601 

Entler,  Fred  P.;  (12)  (M)  Alumni  Director,  E  &  H  College;  Emory 
&  Henry  College,  Emory,  Va.  24327 

Reserves 

Smith,  J.  Castro;  (E)  District  Superintendent;  Box  1592,  Morristown, 
Tenn. 37813 

Timberlake,  Richard  H.;  (M)  Minister;  617  Gilbert  St.,  Alcoa,  Tenn. 
37701 

Steele,  William  S.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  548,  Wytheville, 
Va.  24382 

Varnell,  Sam  N.;  (M)  Minister;  3316  Kingston  Pike,  Knoxville,  Tenn. 
37919 

St.  Clair,  Ben  B.;  (M)  Minister;  Box  567,  Oak  Ridge,  Tenn.  37830 

Chilcote,  Thomas  F.;  (M)  Minister;  Box  1346,  Kingsport,  Tenn.  37662 

Jones,  Major  J.;  (M)  President,  Gammon  Theological  Seminary;  653 
Beckwith  St.,  S.  W.,  Atlanta,  Ga.  30314 

Goodgame,  Gordon  C;  (M)  Minister;  Box  1025,  Kingston,  Tenn.  37763 

Hankins,  James  E.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  82,  Cleveland, 
Tenn. 37311 

Ripley,  John  E;  (M)  Minister;  5613  Oak  Ridge  Hwy.,  Knoxville, 
Tenn.  37921 

Hutchins,  Charles  A.;  (M)  Director,  Social  Service;  Box  188,  Green- 
ville, Tenn.  37743 

Armentrout,  Olin;  (M)  RFD  Carrier;  Mill  Park  Farm,  Max  Mead- 
ows, Va.  24360 

Franks,  James  S.;  (M)  Manager,  Electric  Co.;  Newport  Utilities, 
Newport,  Tenn.  37821 

Troy,  Mrs.  Olin  H.;  (M)  Homemaker;  4411  Drummond  Dr.,  Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn. 37411 

Russell,  Mrs.  H.  M.;  (M)  Homemaker;  Box  388,  Loudon,  Tenn.  37774 

Yeatts,  Earnest;  (M)  Game  Warden  Supt.;  Meadowview,  Virginia 
24361 

Neely,  Sam  H.,  Jr.;  (M)  Laundry  Owner;  Spruce  St.,  Norton,  Va. 
24273 

Oliphant,  George  W.;  (M)  Engineer,  Union  Carbide;  106  Wendover 
Circle,  Oak  Ridge,  Tenn.  37830 

Lay,  Gerald  W.;  (M)  Engineer,  Union  Carbide;  1107  Scott  Rd., 
Kingston,  Tenn.  37763 

Womack,  Mark;  (M)  Transportation  Training  &  Rules  Examiner,  L. 
&.  N  R.  R.  Co.;  3229  Westonia  Drive,  Chattanooga,  Tenn.  37412 

HYDERABAD   (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  20,  Seats  7-8 
Peter,  M.  Elia;  (7)    (M)  Ed.  Secretary,  Council  of  Christian  Educa- 
tion, U.M.C.S.A.;  3  Wesley  Road,  Jabalpur-M.P.,  India 


The  United  Methodist  Church  47 

Vijendra  Kumar,  Maddala  R.;    (4)    (M)   Accountant;   3-5-867  Hyder- 
guda,  Hyderabad-1,  A.  P.  India 

Reserves 

George,  Anchiila  T.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Methodist  Church, 

Vikarabad-  A.  P.,  India 
Gladstone,  Herbert  S.;    (M)    Principal;  King  Kotti  Rd.,  Hyderabad, 

A.  P.,  India 
Moses,  Kollur  V.;    (M)  Patron  Correspondent;  Methodist  Boys'  High 

School,  King  Kotti  Road,  Hyderabad  A.  P.,  India 
David,    Shanthappa    V.;     (M)     Contractor;     Shakamushka    Dharga, 

Nampalli,  Hyderabad,  A.  P.,  India 

IOWA  (26)  NC 

Sec.  B,  Rows  22-23,  Seats  6-12 

Sec.  C,  Rows  22-23,  Seats  1-6 

*Baskerville,  M.  Trevor;   (8)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  26  Lake- 
view  Dr.,  Mason  City,  Iowa  50401 
Wilken,  Alferd  E.;    (6)    (E)    District  Superintendent;  610  27th  St., 

Sioux  City,  Iowa  51104 
Nichols,  Frank  A.;    (6)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   320  S.  Park 

St.,  Creston,  Iowa  50801 
Showmaker,   Wayne  E.;    (2)    (M)    Director,  Program  Council;   1019 

Chestnut  St.,  Des  Moines,  la.  50309 
Garrett,  C.  Dendy;    (3)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   2215   Evelyn 

St.,  Perry,  la.  50220 
Moore,  Lester  L.;    (1)    (M)    Minister;  605  Grove  Ave.,  Corning,  la. 

50841 
Pfaltzgraff,  Richard  C;  (13)    (E)  Inner  City  Parish;  3929  38th  St., 

Des  Moines,  la.  50310 
Hann,  Paid  M.;    (9)    (M)   Minister;   1001  Pleasant  St.,  Des  Moines, 

la.  50309 
Dodder,  Robert  T.;  (7)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  120  Zenith  Dr., 

Council  Bluffs,  la.  51501 
Carver,  Donald  L.;  (14)   (M)  Minister;  3220  Terrace  Dr.,  Cedar  Falls, 

la.  50613 
Moore,  LeRoy  W.;    (11)     (M)    Minister;   3600  75th,  Des  Moines,  la. 

50322 
Metcalf,  Kenneth  E.;    (5)    (M)   Minister;   109  East  14th,  Davenport, 

la.  52803 
Latta,  Lloyd  A.;  (10)   (M)  Minister;  1002  First  Ave.  N.,  Fort  Dodge, 

la.  50501 
Long,   Maurice   K. ;    (4)     (M)    Businessman;    Harper   Brush   Works, 

Fairfield,  la.  52556 
Yaggy,   Mrs.   William  H.;    (13)    (M)    Conf.   President  WSCS;    1914 

40th  St.,  Des  Moines,  la.  50310 
Sears,  Mrs.  Edward  E.;    (7)    (M)    Vice-Pres.  Women's  Div.,  Bd.  of 

Missions;  224  18th  St.  SE,  Cedar  Rapids,  la.  52406 
Applegate,  William  P.;    (11)    (M)  Maintenance  Engineer;  Friendship 

Haven,  Fort  Dodge,  Iowa  50501 
Shearer,  Paul  V.;   (2)    (M)  Attorney;  225  W.  Main,  Washington,  la. 

52353 
Armstrong,  Mrs.  Robert;  (3)   (M)  Housewife;  370  34th  St.  SE,  Cedar 

Rapids.  la.  52403 
Kerber,  Phil;    (1)    (M)    Businessman;  N.  Madison,  Emmetsburg,  la. 

50536 
Faust,  Carl  W.;    (5)    (E)   Retired  Farmer;  305  S.  Illinois,  Hubbard, 

la. 50122 


48  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Kreager,  Max  W.;  (9)  (M)  Businessman;  418  N.  6th  Ave.  E,  New- 
ton, la.  50208 

Hoover,  J.  Jeffrey;  (14)   (M)  Student;  Rudd,  la.  50471 

Braun,  Mrs.  Paul;  (10)  (E)  Housewife;  311  Ivanhoe  Rd.,  Waterloo, 
la.  50701 

Brown,  Rainsford  A.;  (8)  (M)  Businessman;  P.  O.  Box  "S",  Betten- 
dorf ,  la.  52722 

Mannasmith,  Dr.  Clarence  H.;  (12)  (M)  Veterinarian;  706  Cool- 
baugh,  Red  Oak,  Iowa  51566 

Reserves 

Kennedy,  Stanley  C;    (M)    Minister;   1112  Vine   St.,   Waterloo,   la. 

50703 
Whitenack,    Weldon   A.;    (M)    District    Superintendent;    920    Robin 

Rd.,  Muscatine,  la.  52761 
Russell,  Roger  E.;   (M)    District  Superintendent;   1019  Chestnut  St., 

Des  Moines,  la.  50309 
Boulton,  Edwin  C;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  3475  Crestwood  Dr., 

Dubuque,  la.  52001 
Kamm,    Wayne   K.;    (M)    Minister;    Box    125,    Plainfield,   la.    50666 
Shopshire,   James   E.;    (M)    School;    Garrett   Theological    Seminary, 

Evanston,  Hlinois  60201 
Campney,  Arthur  B.;  (M)  Minister;  501  E.  19th,  Newton,  la.  50208 
Miller,  William  T.;  (M)   Minister;  7th  &  Arden  St.,  Boone,  la.  50036 
Parrott,  Glenn  R.;  (M)   Minister;  720  Grand  Ave.,  West  Des  Moines, 

la.  50265 
Dowd,  John  A.;  (E)  Minister;  Hiways  20  &  140,  Moville,  la.  51039 
Crandall,  J.  Roland;    (M)    District  Superintendent;  408   Bryan  Rd., 

Ottumwa,  la.  52501 
Strey feller,  David  E.;    (M)    Minister;    1400   Bremer  Ave.,  Waverly, 

la.  50677 
Deaver,  Leonard  E.;    (E)    District  Superintendent;    607  Third  Ave. 

SW,  Mt.  Vernon,  la.  52314 
Wilcox,  Wilbur  F.;  (M)  Minister;  2622  Lincoln  Way,  Ames,  la.  50010 
Butler,  David  J.;    (M)    Attorney;   131/2    S.  Federal,  Mason  City,  la. 

50401 
Parker,  Clarence  E.;   (M)  Treasurer,  Friendship  Haven;  1310  S.  21st 

St.,  Ft.  Dodge,  la.  50501 
Ritter,   Edwin;    (M)    Businessman;    1003   N.    Chestnut,   Creston,   la. 

50831 
Williams,  Paul  G.;  (M)  Farmer;  Villisca,  la.  50864 
Hoover,  Mrs.  Robert  J.;  (M)  Housewife;  Dike,  Iowa  50624 
Young,  Harry  E.;    (M)    Businessman;   11  E.  Line  Rd.,  Oelwein,  la. 

50622 
DeHaan,  Dr.  Fred;  (M)  Dentist;  Osceola,  Iowa  50213 
McCracken,  Edgar  W.;    (M)    Businessman;  408  Hampden  St.,  Sioux 

City,  la.  51104 
Marty,  Dr.  Wayne;  (E)  Professor;  Route  2,  LeMars,  la.  50131 
Underbill,  Mrs.  Lee;   (M)   Housewife;  3453  Glencove  Lane,  Dubuque, 

la. 52001 
Sears,  Miss  Nancy  L.;   (M)   Student;  Route  #2,  Fontanelle,  la.  50846 
Davis,  James  H.;  (M)  Professor;  Route  #3,  Ames,  la.  50010 
Hulsebus,  Douglas;    (E)   Electrician;   11  Hilltop  Rd.,  Council  Bluffs, 

Antes,   Charles   W.;    (M)    Attorney;   213   W.  Elm,  West  Union,   la. 
52175 


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KANSAS  EAST  (10)  SC 
Sec.  A,  Rows  11-12,  Seats  1-5 

*  Wright,  M.  Max;   (8)    (E)  Minister;  2930  Michigan,  Topeka,  Kansas 

66605 
Haijes,  Clare  J.;    (3)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   6685  Milhaven 

Dr.,  Shawnee  Mission,  Kansas  66202 
Holier,  Don  W.;    (6)    (M)   President,  St.  Paul   Sch.  of  Theo.;   5123 

Truman  Rd.,  Kansas  City,  Mo.  64127 
Johnson,  Richard  E.;    (11)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   3020  30th 

Dr.,  Parsons,  Kansas  67357 
Watts,  Ewart  G.;   (9)    (M)   Minister;  601  Harrison,  Topeka,  Kansas 

66603 
Coffman,  Floyd  H.;    (2)    (M)   Judge;   Court  House,  Ottawa,  Kansas 

66067 
Stumbo,   John   E.;    (1)     (M)    Attorney;    703    Capitol   Federal   Bldg., 

Topeka,  Kansas  66603 
Mcintosh,  Mrs.  Hilda;    (13)    (M)    Housewife;   1244  Oakland,  Kansas 

City,  Kansas  66102 
Hines,  Mrs.  Thelma;    (7)    (E)    Minister's  wife;  R.  R.   1,  Tecumseh, 

Kansas  66542 
Reitz,  T.  Russell;   (5)    (M)   Retired;  726  Sunset,  Manhattan,  Kansas 

66502 

Reserves 

Moore,  Robiiison  C;  (M)  Minister;  10211  Nail  Ave.,  Overland  Park, 
Kan.  66207 

Hager,  Alfred  D.;  (M)  Minister;  5400  West  75th,  Prairie  Village, 
Kan.  66208 

Kurtz,  Merivin  R.;  (E)  District  Superintendent;  Box  226,  Ottawa, 
Kansas  66067 

Hildyard,  Hobart  R.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  4201  West  15th 
St.,  Topeka,  Kansas  66604 

Pope,  Alton  R.;  (M)  Assoc.  Dir.,  Program  Council;  Box  4187,  Topeka, 
Kansas  66604 

Nothdurft,  Clifton  G.;  (M)  Business;  6219  W.  76th  St.,  Prairie  Vil- 
lage, Kansas  66208 

Baker,  Pamela;  (M)  Church  worker;  8801  West  71st,  Shawnee  Mis- 
sion, Kansas  66204 

Dean,  Mrs.  Barton;  (M)  Housewife;  1608  Thornton,  Parsons,  Kan. 
67357 

Willmeth,  Robert  T.;  (E)  Teacher;  3536  Oakley,  Topeka,  Kan.  66611 

Becker,  Richard  L.;  (M)  Attorney;  Coffeyville,  Kansas  67337 

KANSAS  WEST  (12)  SC 

Sec.  B,  Rows  11-12,  Seats  7-12 

Borger,  Clarence  J.;    (3)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   449   N.   St. 

Francis,  Wichita,  Kansas  67202 
Blake,  Bruce  P.;   (2)    (M)   Conf.  Program  Director;  151  N.  Volutsia, 

Wichita,  Kansas  67214 
Fogleman,  C.  M.,  Jr.;   (5)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  903  Mellin- 

ger  Dr.,  Salina,  Kansas  67401 
Bott,   LeRoy   A.;    (7)     (E)    District    Superintendent;    2903    Hillcrest 

Dr.,  Hays,  Kansas  67601 
Matthew,  Glenn  E.;    (6)    (M)    Supt.  of  Ministries;  5407  West  27th 

Terrace,  Topeka,  Kansas  66614 
Iwig,  James  H.;  (1)   (E)  Minister;  Box  232,  Newton,  Kansas  67114 
♦Rupert,  Thomas;    (4)    (M)    College  Vice-President;  844   E.   Claflin, 

Salina,  Kansas  67401 


50  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Totten,  Harold;  (13)   (E)  Farmer;  Jewell,  Kansas  66949 

Matthaei,  Marjorie;  (9)  (M)  Director  U.M.  Info.;  701  Loch  Lom- 
mond,  Hutchinson,  Kansas  67501 

Renich,  Paul  W.;  (12)  (M)  College  President;  Kansas  Wesleyan  Uni- 
versity, Salina,  Kansas  67401 

Hickerson,  Walter  J.;  (8)  (M)  Conference  Treasurer;  151  N.  Volutsia, 
Wichita,  Kansas  67214 

Hartman,  Tom;  (14)  (M)  Pro-Control  Boeing;  1703  N.  Athenian, 
Wichita,  Kansas  67203 

Reserves 

Matthaei,  Paul;  (M)  Minister;  701  Loch  Lommond,  Hutchinson,  Kan- 
sas 67501 

Robinson,  Forrest  J.;  (M)  Minister;  285  S.  Pershing,  Wichita,  Kansas 
67218 

Wilke,  Richard  B.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1012  Alexander, 
Winfield,  Kansas  67156 

Dunlap,  E.  Dale;  (M)  Seminary  Dean;  4841  Belinder  Ct.,  Shawnee 
Mission,  Kansas  66205 

Jones,  J.  Karl;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1808  Crestview  Dr., 
Concordia,  Kansas  66901 

Findley,  William  C;  (E)  Higher  Education;  Rm.  201,  23  W.  Calen- 
dar, La  Grange,  111.  60525 

Curtis,  Charles  M.;  (M)  Minister;  2220  N.  Yale,  Wichita,  Kansas 
67220 

Mitchell,  Everett  R.;  (M)  Minister;  122  N.  8th,  Salina,  Kansas  67401 

Elliott,  Avenell;  (M)  Director  Christian  Educ;  1439  E.  4,  Winfield, 
Kansas  67156 

Prather,  Mary;  (M)  Conference  President  WSCS;  Box  549,  Meade, 
Kansas  67864 

George,  Irene;  (M)  Housewife;  St.  John,  Kansas  67576 

Tyree,  E.  C;  (M)  Civil  Engineer;  1751  Lorraine,  Wichita,  Kansas 
67214 

Rymph,  Levi;   (M)  Insurance;  1201  Woodrow,  Wichita,  Kansas  67203 

Summers,  Claude;  (M)  Banker;  Ransom,  Kansas  67572 

Thorne,  Ralph;   (M)  Lawyer;  400  W.  23rd,  Hutchinson,  Kansas  67501 

Adrian,  Paul;  (E)  Realtor;  217  W.  Ash,  Salina,  Kansas  67401 

KENTUCKY  (8)   SE 
Sec.  D,  Rows  19-20,  Seats  9-12 

*Sweaz7j,  Albert  W.;    (2)     (M)    District  Superintendent;   P.   0.   Box 

7172,  Lexington,  Ky.  40502 
Tullis,  Edivard  L.;    (7)     (M)    Minister;   2400   Forest,  Ashland,  Ky. 

41101 
Patton,  Russell  R.;  (13)    (M)   Minister;  220  W.  High,  Lexington,  Ky. 

40508 
Greene,  Horace  H.;  (6)   (M)  Area  Director,  Church  &  Comm.  Develop- 
ment; 165  Eddie,  Lexington,  Kentucky  40505 
Hager,  Cornelius  R. ;    (3)    (M)  Asst.  Dean;  Lexington  Pike,  Nicholas- 

ville,  Kentucky  40356 
Fields,  Mrs.  Louis  H.;  (5)    (M)  Conf.  President  WSCS;  123  E.  Fifth, 

Maysville,  Ky.  41056 
Litton,  Ray;    (4)    (M)    Automobile  Dealer;  Box  325,  Flemingsburg, 

Ky.  41041 
Kemper,  John  Q.;  (1)    (M)  Insurance  Adjuster;  1626  Elliott,  Ashland, 

Ky.  41101 


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Reserves 

Durham,  Donald  W.;  (M)  Minister;  1716  S.  Limestone,  Lexington, 
Ky.  40503 

Dorsey,  Harold  W.;  (M)  Minister;  1774  Bryan  Station  Rd.,  Lexing- 
ton, Kentucky  40505 

Kays,  Onie  U.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  613  E.  Main,  Danville, 
Ky.  40422 

Curry,  Earl  T.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Edgemont  Rd.,  Mays- 
ville,  Ky.  41056 

Mayfield,  Robert  G.;  (M)  Vice  President  Development;  Asbury  Theo- 
logical Seminary,  Wilmore,  Kentucky  40390 

Bean,  Frank;  (M)  Direc.  of  Development,  Ky.  State  College,  302 
Lexington,  Ky.  40503 

Rouse,  C.  R.;  (M)  Retired  School  Teacher;  103  Bramble,  Highland 
Heights,  Kentucky  41076 

Seals,  Taylor;  (M)  Retired  School  Teacher;  772  Caden,  Lexington, 
Kentucky  40505 


KL4NGSI  (2)  OS 


No  delegates  elected 


LIBERIA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  12,  Seats  9-10 

*  Roberts,  Samuel  T.;   (6)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  75  Ashmun 

St.,  Monrovia,  Liberia  WCA 
Dennis,  Charles  C,  Sr. ;    (4)    (M)    Member  House  of  Rep.;   Corner, 

Carey  and  Johnson  St.,  Monrovia,  Liberia 

Reserves 

Weeks,  Monroe  T.;  (M) 

Togba,  Joseph  S. ;  (M)   Medical  Doctor;  Oldest  Congotown,  Monrovia, 
Liberia  WCA 

LITTLE  ROCK  (6)   SC 

Sec.  D,  Rows  7-8,  Seats  10-12 

*Hozendorf,  C.  Ray;    (9)    (M)    District  Superintendent;    715   Center 

Street,  Little  Rock,  Arkansas  72201 
Martin,   George    W.;    (6)     (M)    District    Superintendent;    803    Cupp 

Drive,  Arkadelphia,  Ar.  71923 
Bearden,  Robert  E.  L.;  (14)    (M)   Minister;  723  Center  Street,  Little 

Rock,  Ar.  72201 
Carlton,  Gordon   B.;    (12)     (M)    Attorney;   P.   0.   Box   E,   DeQueen, 

Arkansas  71832 
Davenport,   Mrs.   E.   T.;    (7)     (M)    Housewife;    6G24    Longwood    Rd., 

Little  Rock,  Arkansas  72207 
Hall,   Carl   C;    (2)     (M)    Manufacturer;    46   Edgehill,    Little    Rock, 

Arkansas  72205 

Reserves 

Murray,  Alvin  C;   (M)  Minister;  201  S.  Hill,  El  Dorado,  Ark.  71730 
Bagley,  Roy  I.;   (M)  District  Superintendent;  484  Elaine  Ave.  S.  W., 

Camden,  Ark.  71701 
Hale,  Ralph  E.;   (M)  Minister;  841  Quapaw,  Hot  Springs,  Ar.  71901 
Major,  James  E.;   (M)  College  Vice  Pres.;  Hendrix  College,  Conway, 

Ar  72032 
AUman,  S.  H.;  (M)  Retired;  201  Pecan,  Hot  Springs,  Ar.  71901 


52  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Shepard,  William  M.;    (M)   Retired;  209  Sibley  Rd.,  Little  Rock,  Ar. 

Hillis,  Raymond;    (M)   Merchant;  426  Main  St.,  Malvern,  Ar.  72104 
Booth,  Dale;   (M)  Utility  Exec;  6911  Skywood  Rd.,  Little  Rock,  Ar. 
72207 

LOUISIANA  (12)  SC 
Sec.  C,  Rows  18-19,  Seats  7-12 

*Oliphint,  Benjamin  R.;  (3)  (M)  Minister;  5243  Whitehaven,  Baton 
Rouge,  La.  70802 

Handy,  W.  T.,  Jr.;  (6)  (M)  Vice-Pres.  Methodist  Publishing  House; 
201  8th  Ave.,  So.,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37202 

Galloway,  Benedict  A.;  (11)  (M)  Minister;  1421  Constantinople,  New 
Orleans,  Louisiana  70115 

Cooke,  Jack;  (8)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  839  Monrovia  St., 
Shreveport,  La.  71106 

Harrington,  Robert  F.;  (12)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  4600  Pren- 
tiss Ave.,  New  Orleans,  La.  70126 

Stovall,  James  L.;  (9)  (M)  Minister;  2512  Margie  St.,  Metairie,  La. 
70003 

Matheny,  Thomas  H.;  (1)  (M)  Attorney;  P.  O.  Box  221,  Hammond, 
La.  70401 

McGowan,  Mrs.  Charles  B.;  (7)  (M)  Homemaker;  2081  Ferndale 
Ave.,  Baton  Rouge,  La.  70808 

Blanchard,  Hubert  M.;  (5)  (M)  Insurance;  P.  O.  Box  462,  Sul- 
plur,  Louisiana  70663 

Cotton,  William  Davis;  (2)  (M)  Attorney;  P.  O.  Box  719,  Rayville, 
La.  71269 

Netterville,  G.  Leon;  (4)  (M)  Southern  University  Pres.;  1870  Hard- 
ing Blvd.,  Baton  Rouge,  La.  70807 

Brown,  Allen  L.;  (13)  (M)  Insurance  Executive;  2059  Abundance 
St.,  New  Orleans,  La.  70122 

Reserves 

McGuire,  Douglas  L.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  4044  S.  Ramsey 
St.,  Baton  Rouge,  La.  70808 

Dykes,  David  L.,  Jr.;  (M)  Minister;  623  Oak  Hills,  Shreveport,  La., 
71106 

Haynes,  L.  L.,  Jr.;  (M)  Minister;  P.  O.  Box  1841,  Baton  Rouge,  La. 
70802 

Caraway,  James  J.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  P.  O.  Box  1466, 
Hammond,  La.  70401 

Cain,  Wesley  Ralph;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  319  Glendale  Dr., 
Ruston,  La.  71270 

Hearn,  J.  Woodrow;  (M)  Dir.  Program  Council;  P.  0.  Box  4325, 
Shreveport,  La.  71104 

Rickey,  Henry  A.;  (M)  Minister;  3427  Somerset  Dr.,  New  Orleans, 
La.  70114 

Bland,  Cecil  E.;  (M)  Assoc.  Dir.  Program  Council;  P.  0.  Box  4325, 
Shreveport,  La.  71104 

Patrick,  William  H.;  (M)  Professor;  526  Kimbro,  Baton  Rouge,  La. 
70808 

Mason,  L.  Keith;  (M)  M.  D.  &  Surgeon;  852  McCormick  St.,  Shreve- 
port, La.  71104 

Ward,  Truman  L.;  (M)  District  Lay  Leader;  500  Walker  St.,  New  Or- 
leans, La.  70124 

Snow,  Dudley  V.;  (M)  Insurance  Executive;  1500  N.  Market  St., 
Shreveport,  La.  71269 


The  United  Methodist  Chuich  53 

Laskey,  Mrs.  Glenn  E.;   (M)  Homemaker;  710  N.  Vienna  St.,  Ruston, 

La.  71270 
Tubb,  John;    (M)   Dept.  of  Agriculture;   5909  Tall  Pine  Drive,  Pine- 

ville,  La.  71360 

LOUISVILLE  (8)  SE 

Sec.  B.,  Rows  20-21,  Seats  9-12 

"Shepherd,  Paul;  (5)    (M)  Minister;  2000  Douglass  Blvd.,  Louisville, 

Kentucky  40205 
Wood,  George  S.;    (6)    (M)    Council  Director;   1115   S.   Fourth   St., 

Louisville,  Kentucky  40203 
James,  William  E.;   (3)    (M)    College  President;  Kentucky  Wesleyan 

College,  Owensboro,  Kentucky  42301 
Randolph,  Allan  H.  L.;  (2)   (M)  Minister;  2207  Plantation  Dr.,  Louis- 
ville, Kentucky  40216 
Jenkins,  Tom;  (4)    (M)  College  Vice-President;  Owensboro,  Kentucky 

42301 
Arterburn,  Mrs.  Jane;    (7)    (M)    Homemaker;   Park  City,  Kentucky 

42160 
Peters,  Dr.  C.  Kenneth;   (5)    (M)   Medical  Doctor;  10407  Taylorsville 

Rd.,  Louisville,  Kentucky  40299 
Sanders,  Felix  J.;    (9)    (M)   Attorney;  506  Briar  Hill  Rd.,  Louisville, 

Ky.  40206 

Reserves 

Slider,  W.  W.;  (M)  Minister;  4614  Brownsboro  Rd.,  Louisville,  Ken- 
tucky 40207 

McAdams,  Emil;  (M)  Minister;  1829  Stratford  Dr.,  Owensboro,  Ken- 
tucky 42301 

Russell,  E.  A.;  (E)  Minister;  705  N.  Main,  Tompkinsville,  Kentucky 
42167 

Perkins,  Rual  T.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  203  Cherokee  Dr., 
Campbellsville,  Ky.  42718 

Pullen,  Harry  A.,  Jr.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  504  Hill  Ridge 
Rd.,  Louisville  Ky.  40214 

Curry,  James  S.;   (M)    Minister;  3814  Illinois,  Lousiville,  Ky.  40213 

Cockrill,  Willard;  (M)  Professor;  57  Highland  Dr.,  Bowling  Green, 
Kentucky  42101 

Dowse,  Mrs.  Richard  K.;  (M)  Pres.  Conference  WSCS;  27  Highland 
Dr.,  Bowling  Green,  Kentucky  42101 

Evans,  Evan  C;  (M)  Real  Estate  Broker;  Smallhouse  Rd.,  Bowling 
Green, Kentucky  42101 

Green,  Mrs.  Thomas  P.;  (M)  Medical  Secretary;  407  N.  Hite,  Louis- 
ville, Kentucky  40206 

Ewing,  William  K.;  (M)  Executive  Nat'l  Products;  900  Baxter, 
Louisville,  Kentucky  40204 

Biggers,  Gilbert  M.;  (M)  Real  Estate;  Fairview  Bldg.,  Bowling 
Green,  Kentucky  42101 

LUCKNOW  (2)  OS 

Sec.  A,  Row  5,  Seats  11-12 
Doss,   Christopher  S.;    (6)     (M)    Minister;    Methodist   Church,    109, 

Cantonment,  Lucknow 
Charan,   Miss   Sophie;    (7)    (M)    Evangelist;   Mission    House,    P.   O. 

Gajadharganj,  Buxur,  Bihar 

Reserves 
David,  Nirmal;    (M)    Minister;   Methodist  English  Church,  88,  Can- 
tonment, Kanpur 


54  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Nathan,  James;  (M)  Minister;  Methodist  Church,  26,  Tashkent  Road, 

Allahabad 
Shigh,  Rathhan;  (M)  Minister;  Centenniel  High  School,  Lucknow 
Prasad,  Jones  C;   (M)   Minister;  Methodist  Church,  Daliganj,  Luck- 
now 
Singh,  Robert  M.;  (M)  Minister;  Methodist  Church,  Arrah,  Bihar 
Titus,  D.  P.;  (M)  Minister;  c/o  109,  Cantonment,  Lucknow 
Mandrelle,  J.  P.  G.;    (M)    Minister;   N.  I.  Tract  and  Book  Society, 

Allahabad 
Singh,  Jai;    (M)    Mission   Worker;   Lucknow   Publishing   House,   37, 

Cantonment  Road,  Lucknow 
Washington,   Donald    S.;     (M)    Accountant;    Christ   Church   College, 

Lucknow 
Franklin,  A.  T. ;   (M)  Teacher;  Christ  Church  Inter-College,  Kawpur 
Chand,   Mrs.   Shirin   L;    (M)    Teacher;   Lalbagh    Girls  InterCollege, 

Lucknow 
Dass,  Prema;  (M)  Evangelist;  109,  Cantonment  Road;  Lucknow 
Shyamlal,  L.  B.;    (M)    Clerk;   c/o   Methodist  Church,  Arrah,   Bihar 
Prakash,  Jyoti;    (M)    Teacher;    c/o   Methodist  Church,   Civil   Lines, 

Ballia,  U.  P. 
Wallace,  Miss  Lillian;    (M)   Manager,  Hudson  Girls  School,  Kanpur 
Franklin,    Miss    Dorris;     (M)     Editor;    Lucknow    Publishing    House, 

Lucknow 

MADHYA  PRADESH  (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  11,  Seats  9-10 

Peter,  Victor;  (1)  (M)  Minister;  Methodist  Church,  Hawabagh, 
Jabalpur,  M.  P.  India 

Raoji,  Ashok  K.;  (4)  (M)  Rly.  Employee;  Methodist  Mission  Com- 
pound, Khandwa,  M.  P.  India 

Reserves 

Sham  Roa,  Prabhakar  D.;    (M)   Minister;  214  Civil  Lines,  Jabalpur, 

M.  P.  India 
Radhakrishati,   John;    (M)    Principal;   Leonard   Theological   College, 

Jabalpur,  M.  P.  India 
Singh,  Ratan  K.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   Methodist  Church, 

Khandwa,  M.P.  India 
Hulasi  Rae,  John  V.;   (M)   Treasurer;  All-India  Provident  Fund,  21 

Club  Back  Road,  Byculla,  Bombay— 8  (BC) 
Singh,   Prem   P.;    (M)    Teacher;    Mission   School,   Baihar,   Balaghat, 

M.  P.  India 
Singh,  Fowler  M.;  (M)  Accountant;  S.  D.  C,  P.  W.  D.  (B  &  R)  Suk- 

ma,  Bastar,  M.  P.  India 
Thomas,   Miss   Aley;    (M)    Principal;    Hawabagh    Women's   College, 

Jabalpur,  M.  P.  India 
Lall,  Miss  Premlata;    (M)  Principal;  Mission  Middle  School,  Khand- 
wa, M.  P.  India 

MAINE  (2)  NE 
Sec.  B,  Row  14,  Seats  10-11 

"Ellis,  S.  Blake;   (6)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  226  Bradley  St., 

Portland,  Maine  04103 
Danforth,  Merrill  A.;   (2)    (M)    Business  Man;  Route  lA,  Gardiner, 

Maine  04345 


The  United  Methodist  Church  55 

Reserves 

Ives,  S.  Clifton;  (M)  Minister;  119  S.  Park  St.,  Bang-or,  Maine  04401 
Smith,    H.    Travers;     (M)     Minister;    61    Pleasant    St.,    Waterville, 

Maine  04901 
Hoivland,  Leslie   W.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   4  Brentwood  R., 

Augusta,  Maine  14330 
Woodbury,   Harvey;    (M)    Engineer;    36    Megunticook   St.,   Camden, 

Maine  04843 
Curtis,  George  E.;    (M)   Business;   25  Rackleff  St.,  Portland,  Maine 

04103 
Pratt,  Horace  A.;    (M)    Retired;   Bennoch  Rd.,  Orono,  Maine  04473 

MEMPHIS  (10)  SE 
Sec.  C,  Rows  16-17,  Seats  7-11 

*Fisher,  James  A.,  Sr.;  (3)   (M)  District  Superintendent;  555  Perkins 

Ext.,  Suite  224,  Memphis,  Tennessee  38117 
Bailey,   William  P.,  Jr.,;    (6)    (M)    District  Superintendent;    105  N. 

Seventh,  Suite  220,  Paducah,  Kentucky  42001 
McRae,  Frank  L.;    (1)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   2600   Poplar, 

Suite  517,  Memphis,  Tennessee  38112 
Ramier,  Lloyd  W.;    (13)    (M)    Minister;  4155  Minden  Rd.,   Memphis, 

Tenn,  38117 
Bobbins,  Carl  M.;   (8)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  206  Elks  Build- 
ing, Jackson,  Tenn.  38301 
Pevahouse,  Joseph  N.;    (4)     (M)    Pharmacist;   Box  224,   Henderson, 

Tenn. 38340 
Lamb,  Mrs.  Wayne  A.;   (7)    (M)   Housewife;   110  Ogburn  St.,  Paris, 

Tenn. 38242 
Bond,  R.  H.;    (5)    (M)   Bell  Telephone  Co.;  Drawer  808,  Dyersburg, 

Tenn. 38042 
Yancey,  Charles  L.;    (2)    (M)   Salesman;  3226  James  Rd.,  Memphis, 

Tenn.  38128 
Adams,  Lloyd  S.,  Jr.;    (9)    (M)    Lawyer;  306  Forest  Dr.,  Humboldt, 

Tenn.  38343 

Reserves 

Douglass,  Paul  F.;  (M)  Minister;  301  Main  St.,  Martin,  Tenn.  38237 

Henton,  Jack   H.;    (M)    Minister;    Box    340,    Bartlett,   Tenn.    38005 

Laney,  James  T.;  (M)  Dean,  Candler  Sch.  Theol.;  2080  Renault  Lane, 
Atlanta,  Ga.  30305 

Mulroy,  James  R.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  P.  O.  Box  207,  Lex- 
ington, Tenn. 38351 

Lawson,  James  M;  (M)  Minister;  653  Alston  Ave.,  Memphis,  Tenn. 
38126 

Hester,  John  S.;  (M)  Chemical  Engineer;  272  Old  Orchard  Rd.,  Padu- 
cah, Kentucky  42001 

Stratton,  Leslie  M.,  Ill;  (M)  Merchant;  105  E.  Cherry  Dr.,  Memphis, 
Tenn.  38117 

Stephenson,  Roy  C;  (M)  Assoc.  Prog.  Dir.,  Conf.  Prog.  Council;  432 
Arlington,  Jackson,  Tennessee  38301 

Brewster,  Jerry  G.;  (M)  Dentist;  5144  Pilgram,  Memphis,  Tenn. 
38116 

Page,  Mrs.  Dennis  E.;  (M)  Housewife;  507  High  St.,  Trenton,  Tenn. 
38382 

MID-CHINA  (2)  OS 

No  delegates  elected 


56  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

MIDDLE  PHILIPPINES  (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  6,  Seats  11-12 

Rodriguez,  Moises  M.;  (M)   (Deceased) 

Llenado,  Abigael  C. ;  (M)  Businesswoman;  Llenado  Poultry  Farm, 
Valenzuela,  Bulacan,  Philippines 

Reserves 

Adriano,  Santos  M.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  The  United  Metho- 
dist Church,  Orani,  Bataan,  Philippines 

Mercado,  LaVerne  D.;  (M)  900  United  Nations  Ave.,  Manila,  Philip- 
pines 

Suarez,  Reynaldo  L. ;  (M)  Lawyer;  The  United  Methodist  Church, 
Angeles  City,  Philippines 

MINDANAO  (2)  OS 

Sec.  A,  Row  3,  Seats  1-2 

*Guiang,  Condrado  G.;  (5)  (M)  Minister;  Central  United  Methodist 
Church,  328  C.  M.  Recto,  Davao  City,  Philippines  0-404 

Bibay,  Francisco  A.,  Jr.;  (4)  (M)  Bank  Cashier;  133-A,  V.  Mapua 
St.,  Davao  City,  Philippines,  0-404 

Reserves 

Garibay,  Limerio  €.;  (M)  Minister;  First  United  Methodist  Church, 
416  Vinzon  St.,  Obrero,  Davo  City,  Philippines  0-404 

Mapanao,  Alfredo  C;  (M)  Gov't  Employee;  Koronodal,  South  Cota- 
bato,  Philippines  0-205 

MINNESOTA  (12)  NC 

Sec.  C,  Rows  22-23,  Seats  7-12 

*Purdhavi,  Charles  B.;  (6)    (M)  Conf.  Program  Dir.;  122  W.  Frank- 
lin Ave.,  Minneapolis,  Minn.  55404 
Christianson,  Lyle   T.;    (7)    (M)    Minister;    1524   W.   City   Rd.   C-2, 

St.  Paul,  Minn.  55113 
Allin,  Willard  S.;   (13)    (M)   District  Superintendent;   1801  10th  St., 

N.E.,  Rochester,  Minn.  55901 
Krueger,  Delton  H.;    (11)    (M)    Minister;   807   First  St.,   Princeton, 

Minn.  55371 
Dunn,  Merle  A.;  (2)    (E)   Minister;  410  13th  Ave.,  S.  E.,  Rochester, 

Minn.  55901 
Hanks,  Stanley  G.;  (9)    (M)   Minister;  204  1st  Ave.,  N.  W.,  Austin, 

Minn. 55912 
Melgren,  Wesley  A.;    (8)    (E)    Accountant;   5836   Oakland  Ave.,  S., 

Minneapolis,  Minn.  55407  _     ., 

Schreiber,  Lyle  J.;   (1)    (E)  Postmaster;  618  S.  E.  1st  St.,  Faribault, 

Minn.  55021  ^  „     ,,. 

Espie,  John  C;  (4)    (M)   Executive;  7439  14th  Ave.,  S.,  Minneapolis, 

Minn.  55423 
Haining,    Kathleen    L.;    (14)     (M)     Secretary;    605    Runestone    Dr., 

Alexandria,  Minn.  56308  „    .     ^  r,. 

Harkness,  Leonard  L.;   (5)    (M)   Program  Director  4H;  1879  Tatum, 

St.,  Paul,  Minn.  55113  ,  ..„.  t.    t.- 

Gridley,  Dorothy  R.;    (3)    (M)    Homemaker;   1960  E.  River  Terrace, 

Minneapolis,  Minn.  55414 

Reserves 
Praetorius,  E.  R.;    (E)    District   Superintendent;    122   W.   Franklin 

Ave.,  Minneapolis,  Minn.  55404 


The  United  Methodist  Church  57 

Walker,  Gerald  V.;  (E)  District  Superintendent;  1225  W.  River 
Dr.,  Mankato,  Minn.  56001 

Walker,  H.  T.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  331  S.  W.  8th  St., 
Wadena,  Minn.  56482 

Beck,  Kenneth  O.;  (M)  Minister;  308  3rd  Ave.  S.,  St.  Cloud,  Minn. 
56301 

Sweet,  Charles  R.;  (M)  Minister;  717  Hwy.  7,  Hopkins,  Minn.  55343 

Nicholas,  Clarence  R.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  424  Golf  Ter- 
race, Litchfield,  Minn.  55355 

Ireland,  Wayne  L.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  3410  Greysolon 
PI.,  Duluth,  Minn.  55804 

Richardson,  Sam;  (E)  Advertising;  4044  Oakland  Ave.,  S.,  Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 55407 

Fletcher,  Fremont;  (M)  Attorney;  6809  Coi-nelia  Dr.,  Minneapolis, 
Minn.  55435 

Forsberg,  Winfield;  (M)  Realtor;  518  Summit,  New  Ulm,  Minn. 
56073 

Larson,  Norma;  (M)  Conf.  Pres.  WSCS;  2401  Jewell  Lane,  So. 
St.  Paul,  Minn.  55075 

Rice,  Calvin  C. ;  (M)  Prog.  Management;  1424  Winsor  Chase  Dr., 
S.  W.,  Rochester,  Minn.  55901 

Kerns,  Willis;  (M)  Ford  Motor  Co.;  3822  E.  49th  St.,  Minneapolis, 
Minn.  55417 

Faber,  Fran;  (M)  Advertising;  Rt.  5,  Box  148  W.,  Excelsior,  Minn. 
55331 

MISSISSIPPI  (C)   (2)   SE 
Sec.  D,  Row  18,  Seats  10-11 

*Taylor,  Wendell  P.  C;  (13)    (M)  Minister;  777  Ewing  St.,  Jackson, 

Miss.  39203 
Calbert,    Wayne   F.;     (4)     (M)    Conf.    Lay    Leader;    The    Methodist 

Bldg,  321  Mississippi  St.,  Jackson,  Mississippi  39201 

Reserves 

None 

MISSISSIPPI  (8)  SE 

Sec.  D,  Rows  9-10,  Seats  9-12 
*Leggett,  John  W.,  Jr.;    (6)    (M)   Dir.  Meth.  Action  Crusade;   5831 

King's  PL,  Jackson,  Miss.  39211 
Jones,  George  E.;    (9)    (M)    Minister;  P.  0.  Box  956,  Laurel,  Miss. 

39440 
Matheny,  Robert  M.;    (3)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   P.   0.  Box 

303,  Jackson,  Miss.  39205 
Dement,  Frank  E.,  Jr.;   (8)    (M)   Minister;  P.  0.  Box  1009,  Hatties- 

burg,  Miss.  39401 
Satterfield,  John  C;    (2)    (M)   Attorney;  P.  0.  Box  466,  Yazoo  City, 

Miss.  39194 
Jordan,  Bert;    (5)    (M)   Conf.  Program  Council;  321  Mississippi  St., 

Jackson,  Miss.  39201 
Moorhead,  Edwin  E.;    (4)    (M)   Hydraulic  Engineer;  P.  O.  Box  691, 

Vicksburg,  Miss.  39180  ^  ^  ^ 

Smith,  Mrs.  Marshall;   (7)    (M)  Homemaker  &  Conf.  Pres.  W.S.C.S.; 

4248  Warrenton  Rd.,  Vicksburg,  Miss.  39180 

Reserves 

Peden,  Homer  C;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  P.  0.  Box  629. 
Brookhaven,  Miss.  39601 


58  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Kates,  Robert  L.;    (M)    Minister;    Box   1092,  Jackson,   Miss.   39205 
Smith,  Aubrey  B.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  1126,  Meridian, 

Miss.  39401 
Dickson,  Nathan  A.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;   2004   Highland 

PL,  Vicksburg,  Miss.  39180 
Duke,  Charles  D.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  Box  234,  Gulf  port. 

Miss  39501 
Cranberry,  Seth  W.;    (M)   Minister;  5301  Old  Canton  Rd.,  Jackson, 

Miss.  39211 
Breland,  A.  Dan;   (M)  Banker;  Box  610,  Crystal  Springs,  Miss.  39059 
Alford,  J.  W.;   (M)  Merchant;  Box  727,  416  Mississippi  St.,  McComb, 

Miss.  39648 
Egger,  John  F.;    (M)   Finance;   2314  Poplar  Springs  Dr.,  Meridian, 

Miss.  39301 
Hays,  Ralph;  (deceased) 

Johnson,  Carroll;  (M)  Accountant;  Rt.  1,  Saucier,  Miss.  39574 
Wilson,  Earl  R.;    (M)    Attorney;   3851  Eastover  Dr.,  Jackson,  Miss. 

39211 

MISSOURI  EAST  (8)  SC 

Sec.  A,  Rows  19-20,  Seats  1-4 
Doggett,  John  N.,  Jr.;  (1)    (M)  Minister;  1141  Belt  Ave.,  St.  Louis, 

Mo.  63112 
Montgomery,   John  C,  Jr.;    (9)     (M)    District   Superintendent;   511 

N.  Carleton,  Farmington,  Mo.  63640 
Bryan,  Monk;  (7)    (M)  Minister;  9th  &  Locust,  Columbia,  Mo.  65201 
Ward,  John  W.,  Jr.;   (6)    (M)   Minister;  600  Bompart  Ave.,  Webster 

Groves,  Mo.  63119 
Hawkins,  J.    Clinton;    (4)     (M)    Business    Executive,   Retired;    7421 

Warwick  Dr.,  St.  Louis,  Mo.  63121 
McCullough,   Mrs.   Ralph;    (7)     (M)    Teacher;    15   Donald    St.,   Flat 

River,  Mo.  63601 
Swofford,  Mrs.  Ross;   (13)   (M)  Homemaker;  2308  Powell  Dr.,  Colum- 
bia, Mo.  65201 
Allison,  William  F.;    (5)    (M)    Engineering  Mgr.;  7843  Contour  Dr., 

St.  Louis,  Mo.  63121 

Reserves 

Kinnard,    Cannon;     (M)     Conference     Program    Director;    101     N. 

Bemiston,  St.  Louis,  Mo.  63105 
Wagner,  Joseph  H.;  (deceased) 
Stein,  Neil  L.;    (M)    Minister;   3770   McKelvey   Rd.,  Bridgeton,  Mo. 

63042 
Slover,  Donald  L.;    (M)    Minister;   209  S.  High,  Jackson,  Mo.  63755 
Napier,  Charles  E.;   (M)   Minister;  6199  Waterman  Ave.,  St.  Louis, 

Mo.  63112 
Tucker,  Frank  C,  Jr.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  55  Plaza  Square, 

St.  Louis,  Mo.  63103 
Sonnenday,    Mrs.    Margaret;    (M)    Homemaker;    7490    Teasdale,    St. 

Louis,  Mo.  63130 
Schupp,  Oscar  G.;  (M)  Retired  Teacher;  1217  Bald  Hill  Rd.,  Jefferson 

City,  Mo.  65101 
Clardy,    Mrs.   Clarence;    (M)    Social    Worker;    6199    Waterman,   St. 

Louis,  Mo.  63130 
Chaney,     Tom;      (M)      Research     Engineer;     12633     Brumley     Dr., 

Bridgeton,  Mo.  63044 


The  United  Methodist  Church  59 

Brankhorst,  Mrs.  Edward;    (M)   Homemaker;   569  W.  Glendale  Rd., 

Webster  Groves,  Mo.  63119 
McCartney,  Mrs.  Victor;    (E)    Homemaker;   5906  Jefferson,  Kinloch, 

Mo.  63140 

MISSOURI  WEST  (12)   SC 

Sec.  B,  Rows  11-12,  Seats  1-6 
*Ward,  A.  Sterling;   (6)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   410  Holland 

Bldg.,  Springfield,  Mo.  65806 
Gray,  C.  Jarrett,  St.;    (5)    (M)    Minister;    1834   Woodland,   Kansas 

City,  Mo.  64108 
Johnston,  Kenneth  C;   (3)    (M)   Minister;  7310  W.  Hwy.  71,  N.  W., 

Kansas  City,  Mo.  64116 
Standard,  Forrest  L.;  (11)   (M)  Minister;  7205  Longview  Rd.,  Kansas 

City,  Mo.  64134 
Firestone,  Lyman;  (2)    (M)  Minister;  3101  E.N.E.  Winn  Rd.,  Kansas 

City,  Mo.  64117 
Davis,  Sidney  E.;   (10)    (E)   Minister;  1730  Byers  Ave.,  Joplin,  Mo. 

64801 
Gailey,  Mrs.  Beulah;    (7)    (M)    Housewife;  615  Bennett,  Springfield, 

Mo.  65804 
Speer,  Aubrey  B.;    (4)    (M)   Conference  Treasurer;  1512  Van  Brunt 

Blvd.,  Kansas  City,  Mo.  64127 
McCall,   Kenneth   A.;    (13)    (M)    Architect;    1200   W.   39th,   Kansas 

City,  Mo.  64111 
Cagna,  Mrs.  Betty;    (9)    (M)   Housewife;  2222  McKinley,  Lexington, 

Mo.  64067 
Hampton,  Mrs.  Mary.;    (1)    (M)   Director,  Child  Care  Center;  3531 

Bellefontaine,  Kansas  City,  Mo.  64128 
Scott,   Ralph;     (12)     (M)     Superintendent   of    Schools;    1315    Sixth, 

Monett,  Mo.  65708 

Reserves 
Arbaugh,  Robert  N.;    (M)    Minister;    Box   1356   S.S.S.,   Springfield, 

Mo.  65805 
Caldwell,  Charles  W.;    (M)    Conf.  Prog.  Director;    1512  Van  Brunt 

Blvd.,  Kansas  City,  Mo.  64127 
Winter,  Hauser;  (M)  Minister;  406  W.  74th,  Kansas  City,  Mo.  64114 
Poe,  George;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   Box  69,  Maryville,  Mo. 

64468 
Prater,  Arnold;    (M)   District  Superintendent;   1102  E.  28th,  Joplin, 

Mo.  64801 
Soxman,  Lee  F.,  Jr.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;   1512  Van  Brunt 

Blvd.,  Kansas  City,  Mo.  64127 
Swinney,  John  R.;   (M)  Credit  Mgr.,  Sears,  Roebuck;  5900  N.  Belton, 

Kansas  City,  Mo.  64151 
Mehl,  Mrs.   Blanche;    (M)    Housewife;    121   W.   48th,    Kansas   City, 

Mo.  64111 
Denman,  James  E.;  (M)  Banker;  Nevada,  Missouri  65772 
Walker,  E.  C;    (M)    Executive  Director,  GEO;   Box  328,  Maryville, 

Mo.  64468 
Hall,  N.  Guy;  (M)  Mfg.  Concrete  Block;  928  S.  Glenstone,  Springfield, 

Mo.  65802 
Patterson,  Joyce  Raye;    (M)    Deaconess;   200   Cherokee,   St.  Joseph, 

Mo.  64504 

MORADABAD  (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Rows  13-14,  Seats  12 
*Massey,   Daniel   B.;    (6)     (M)    District    Supt.;    Methodist   Church, 
Civil  Lines,  Moradabad,  U.P.  India 


60  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Dayal,    Dr.    Christo    D.;     (10)     (M)     Medical    Practice;    Policlinic, 
Rampur,  U.  P.  India 

Reserves 

Masih,  Komal;    (M)    Teacher;   North   India   Theological   College,  95, 

Civil  Lines,  Bareilly,  U.  P.  India 
Sinha,  Miss  Satyavati   S.;    (M)    Principal;   Methodist  Girls  College, 

Moradabad,  U.  P.  India 

NEBRASKA  (12)  SC 

Sec.  C,  Rows  18-19,  Seats  1-6 

*Clark,  Alva  H.;   (7)    (M)   Minister;  5410  Corby,  Omaha,  Nebraska 

68104 
Wichelt,  John  F.;   (6)    (E)   Conf.  Program  Dir.;  Box  4553,  2641  N. 

49,  Lincoln,  Nebraska  68504 
Hicks,  Kenneth  W.;   (13)    (M)    District  Superintendent;  3120  Ninth 

Ave.,  Kearney,  Neb.  68847 
Streeter,  Emmett  T.;    (10)    (M)   District  Superintendent;   Box  4553, 

2641  N.  49,  Lincoln,  Neb.  68504 
Kruse,  Lowen  V.;    (3)     (M)    Minister;   Box  414,   Broken  Bow,  Neb. 

68822 
Mikkelsen,  John  H.;  (12)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  1402  W.  2nd 

St.,  McCook,  Neb.  69001 
Dunlap,  G.Alan;  (1)   (M)  Banker;  Milford,  Neb.  68405 
Urbom,  Warren  K.;    (5)    (M)   Judge;  Rm.  333,  P.  O.  Bldg.,  Lincoln, 

Neb.  68501 
Poppe,  Odin  W.;  (4)    (E)  Postal  Dept.;  1023  W.  9th  St.,  Grand  Island, 

Neb.  68801 
Frey,  John  H.;    (9)     (M)    Exec.   Sec,   Lincoln  Fdn.;   2441   Bradfield 

Dr.,  Lincoln,  Neb.  68502 
Ferris,  Mrs.  E.  L.;    (2)    (M)    Homemaker;   Archer,  Nebraska  68816 
Harrington,  Mrs.  Wayne  W.;    (11)    (M)   Pres.,  Women's  Div.,  Bd.  of 

Missions;  4903  California  Ave.,  Omaha,  Neb.  68122 

Reserves 

Roker,  Donald  R.;   (E)   District  Superintendent;  2608  Prospect  Ave., 

Norfolk,  Neb.  68701 
Bond,  Nye  O.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  357  Farm  Credit  Bldg., 

19th  &  Douglas,  Omaha,  Neb.  68102 
Munden,  C.  Ebb,  III;   (M)   Minister;  2723  N.  50th  St.,  Lincoln,  Neb. 

68504 
Murphy,  C.  Edwin;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  2538  N.  St.  Patrick, 

Grand  Island,  Neb.  68801 
Davis,  Laurence  R.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   Box  4553,   2641 

N.  49th,  Lincoln,  Neb.  68504 
Wihnoth,  Rodney  E.;    (M)    Minister;  6001  Fontenelle  Blvd.,  Omaha, 

Neb.  68111 
Ireland,  Melvon  L.;   (M)    Minister;  4530  A  St.,  Lincoln,  Neb.  68510 
Berg,  Darrel  E.;   (M)   Minister;  1345  S.  16th  St.,  Lincoln,  Neb.  68502 
Sukovaty,  Norbert;    (E)    Insurance;   1800   Broadmoore   Dr.,  Lincoln, 

Neb.  68506 
Savery,  Gilbert  M.;    (E)   Newspaper  Editor;  4121  Fiene  Blvd.,  Lin- 
coln, Neb.  68502 
Cobb,  Mrs.  Ed;  (M)  Homemaker;  Ogallala,  Nebraska  69153 
Flaming,  Wilbert  K.;  (M)  Farmer;  Box  114,  Elsie,  Neb.  69134 
Sugden,  Mrs.  Virgil;  (M)  Homemaker;  Douglas,  Neb.  68344 
Mead,  Mrs.  Charles  W.;    (M)    Homemaker;  5122  Davenport,  Omaha, 

Neb.  68132 


The  United  Methodist  Church  61 

Marquardt,  Mrs.  A.  W.;   (M)   Homemaker;  1130  S.  47th  St.,  Lincoln, 

Neb.  68510 
Norris,  Mrs.  Clyde;    (M)   Conf.  Pres.  WSCS;  4032  Mohawk,  Lincoln, 

Neb.  68510 

NEW  HAMPSHIRE    (2)  NE 
Sec.  A,  Row  3,  Seats  5-6 

*Keeffe,  William  R.;    (13)     (M)    Superintendent;   13  Springfield  St., 

Concord, N.  H.  03301 
Laraba,    Forest   W.;     (2)     (M)    Vice    Pres.    Printing;    31    Woodman 

St.,  Manchester,  N.  H.  03103 

Reserves 

None 

NEW  MEXICO  (6)   SC 

Sec.  C,  Rows  7-8,  Seats  10-12 

Caswell,  Bervin  0.;    (6)     (M)    Dist.   Supt.;    1412   Piedmont,    Clovis, 

N.  M. 88101 
Goodwin,  Burnie  C,  Jr.;  (2)    (M)  Dist.  Supt.;  1203  S.  Country  Club, 

Carlsbad,  N.  M.  88220 
Stewart,  Martin  B.;  (5)    (M)   Dist.  Supt.;  6401  Belton  Rd.,  El  Paso, 

Texas  79912 
Butler,  Randle;    (7)    (M)    Farmer;   1319  Plum,  Pecos,  Texas  79772 
Ford,  Frank  B.;   (13)    (M)  Insurance;  600  El  Paso  Natl.  Bank  Bldg., 

El  Paso  Texas  79901 
Steele,  Sam;   (4)    (M)  Rancher;  Box  432,  Fort  Sumner,  N.  M.  88119 

Reserves 

Williams,  Ira  E.,  Jr.;   (M)    Minister;  P.  0.  Box  1638,  Albuquerque, 

N.  M. 87103 
Stone,  Meredith  C;  (M)  Minister;  10525  Candlewood,  El  Paso,  Texas 

79925 
Hamilton,  Edward  E.;    (M)    Minister;  3501   Huec6,  El  Paso,  Texas 

79903 
Moore,    Mrs.    Homer;     (M)    Homemaker;    3405    Clearmont,    Odessa, 

Texas  79760 
Patten,  William  C;   (M)   Insurance;  608  Arboles  NW,  Albuquerque, 

N. M.  87107 
Stovall,    Travis;     (M)    School    Admin.;    1512    Arizona,    Alamogordo, 

N.  M. 88310 

NEW  YORK   (18)  NE 

Sec.  A,  Rows  21-22-23,  Seats  1-6 

James,   William  M.;    (2)     (M)    Minister;    1981    Madison   Ave.,   New 

York,  N.  Y.  10035  _    , 

Skeete,  F.  Herbert;   (7)    (M)    Minister;  240  Nagle  Ave.,  New  York, 

N.  Y.  10034 
Bosley,  Harold  A.;    (1)    (M)    Minister;   520  Park  Ave.,  New  York, 

N.  Y.  10021  ,  ^^  „ 

Carrington,  John  E.;   (13)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  60  Harvard 

Ave.,  Rockville  Centre,  N.  Y.  11570  „     .  ,     .  ,^.    t^- 

Barton,  Charles  A.;    (5)    (M)    Minister;   31   Smith  Ave.,  Mt.  Kisco, 

New  York  10549  ^,        „.„  x^      ^       x,i 

Parker,  Richard  S.;  (11)   (M)  Minister;  22  Slate  Hill  Dr.,  Poughkeep- 

sie.  N.  Y.  12603 


62  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Thornburg,  Richard  A.;   (6)    (M)    Minister;  718  West  Avenue,  Nor- 

walk,  Conn.  06850 
Verdin,  Douglas  F.;   (13)    (M)    Minister;  1  Raymond  PL,  Westport, 

Conn.  06880 
Cotto-T homer,   Alfredo;    (10)     (M)    Minister;    67    Manhattan    Ave., 

Brooklyn,  New  York  11206 
*Preusch,  Robert  W.;    (2)    (M)    C.P.A.;   74  Trinity  PL,  New  York, 

N.  Y. 10006 
Winton,  Jeanette;    (7)    (M)    Conf.  President  WSCS;   6911  N.   Main 

St.,  Stratford,  Conn.  06497 
Darling,   Howard   H.;    (8)     (M)    Conference  Treasurer;    210   Boston 

Post  Rd.,  Rye,  New  York  10580 
Brown,  William   E.;    (3)    (M)    Traffic   Manager;    742   St.   Lawrence 

Ave.,  Bronx,  New  York  10472 
Current,   Gloster  C;    (1)     (M)    NAACP   Executive;   100-30   203   St., 

Hollis,  New  York  11423 
Collins,   Mabel    E.;    (9)     (M)    Administrative    Staff    Member;    920-5 

Baychester  Ave.,  Bronx,  New  York  10475 
Staubach,  William  T.,  Jr.,  (4)    (M)   Bank  Vice-President;  120  Ancon 

Ave.,  Pelham,  New  York  10803 
Northrop,  George  M.;   (12)    (M)  Attorney;  396  Grand  St.,  Newburgh, 

New  York  12550 
Aponte,  Ramon;   (14)    (M)   Accountant;  332  W.  47th  St.,  New  York, 

N.  Y.  10036 

Reserves 

Wolf,  Wilmert  H.;    (E)    Minister;  732  Donlon  Ave.,  W.  Hempstead, 

N.  Y.  11552 
Abel,  Paul   F.;    (M)    Assoc.    Conf,    Program   Director;    210    Boston 

Post  Rd.,  Rye,  New  York  10580 
Spoor,  Ralph  E.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   20   Broadfield  Rd., 

Hamden,  Conn.  06517 
Collins,  John  C;    (M)    Assoc.  Conf.   Program  Director;   210  Boston 

Post  Rd.,  Rye,  New  York  10580 
Kirkland,   H.    Burnham;     (M)     Conference    Program    Director;    210 

Boston  Post  Rd.,  Rye,  New  York  10580 
Gates,  Matthew  H.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  791  Newfield  Ave., 

Stamford,  Conn.  06905 
Nugent,   Randolph   W.;    (M)    NCCC    Executive;    475    Riverside   Dr., 

New  York,  N.  Y.  10027 
Hunter,  C.  Pershing;    (M)    Minister;   12  Hampton  Rd.,  Port  Wash- 
ington, N.  Y.  11050 
Reed    William   B.;    (M)     District    Superintendent;    5    Post    Rd.,    E, 

Williston,  New  York  11596 
Marsland,  Irving  A.,  Jr.;   (M)    Minister;  40  Washington  St.,  Hemp- 
stead, New  York  11550 
Eversley,  John   C;    (M)    N.   Y.   Transit   Authority;    875   St.   Marks 

Ave.,  Brooklyn,  New  York  11213 
Burkitt,   Olga;    (M)    Cokesbury  Asst.   Store   Manager;   65   Columbia 

St.,  New  York,  N.  Y.  10002 
Veale,   William   H.;    (M)    President   Safty    Foundation;    West   Rock 

Rd.,  New  Haven,  Conn.  06515 
Atkinson,  Sydney  H.;   (M)  Business  Consultant;  Box  26,  N.  Baldwin, 

Baldwin,  N.  Y.  11510 
Engelhardt,  Christian  L.;   (M)   Engineer;  68  Pool  Rd.,  North  Haven, 

Conn. 06473 
Hauser,  Louis  C;    (M)    Medical  Sales  Manager;   1601  Powers  Ave., 

East  Meadow,  New  York  11554 
Cline,  Eleanor;   (M)   Homemaker;  61  Lawton  Ave.,  Hartsdale,  N.  Y. 
10530 


The  United  Methodist  Church  63 

Patterson,    Ruthetta    A.;     (M)    Social    Worker;    172-52    126th    Ave., 

Springfield  Gardens,  N.  Y.  11434 
Metzler,  Ed.  E.,  Ill;    (M)    IBM  Systems  Engineer;   9  Ronnie  Lane, 

Poughkeepsie,  N.  Y.  12603 
Doyle,    Christopher   D.;     (M)    Conference   Credit    Manager;    59    Jog 

Hill  Rd.,  Trumbull,  Conn.  06611 

NORTH  ALABAMA  (16)  SE 

Sec.  A,  Rows  7-8,  Seats  1-8 

Kimbrough,  R.  Edwin;  (2)    (M)   Minister;  518  N.  19th  St.,  Birming- 
ham, Ala.  35203 
Montgomery,  Allen  D.;  (7)    (M)  Minister;  1848  Tune  Ave.,  Florence, 

Ala.  35630 
Clem,   Paul  L.;    (3)     (M)    District   Superintendent;    1801    N.    Sixth 

Ave.,  Birmingham,  Ala.  35203 
Morgan,  Robert  C;    (13)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  2826  Mont- 

clair  Dr.,  Tuscaloosa,  Alabama  35401 
Stevenson,  Thomas  F.;   (6)    (M)    District  Superintendent;  Box  403, 

Roanoke,  Alabama  36274 
Anderson,  Barry  H.;   (1)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  8705  Camille 

Dr.,  S.  E.,  Huntsville,  Alabama  35802 
Franklin,  DensonN.;  (9)    (M)  Minister;  350  Overbrook  Rd.,  Birming- 
ham, Alabama  35223 
Edgar,  Thomas  A.;  (8)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  709  S.  Norton 

Ave.,  Sylacauga,  Ala.  35150 
*  Hundley,  George  R.;  (12)   (M)  Interior  Decorator;  402  Hughes  Ave., 

Attalla  Ala.  35954 
Gulp,  Jesse  A.;    (5)    (M)    Editor  &  Publisher;   923   Brooklyn  Ave., 

Albertville,  Ala.  35950 
Montgomery,    Edward;     (4)     (M)     Woodworks    Manufacturer;    2001 

First  Ave.,  Tuscaloosa,  Ala.  35401 
Lewis,   W,   Robert;    (1)     (M)    Business    Executive;    2415    Huntsville 

Rd.,  Florence,  Ala.  35630 
Gordon,  Mrs.  John  W.;    (11)    (M)   Conf.  Pres.  WSCS;  108  Woodland 

Dr.,  Hueytown,  Ala.  35020 
Purdy,  Burt;    (14)    (M)   Furniture  Dealer;   1206  Sunset  Blvd.,  Fort 

Payne,  Ala.  35967 
Barnes,  H.  K.;   (9)    (M)    Printer,  Retired;  1442  John  Wesley  Circle, 

Birmingham,  Ala.  35210 
Woodall,  A.  H.;  (10)   (M)  Chemist;  1400  30th  St.,  West,  Birmingham, 

Ala.  35218 

Reserves 

Frederick,  Charles  L.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1856  Tune  Ave., 

Florence,  Ala.  35630 
Goodwin,  E.  Bert,  Jr.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Route  1,  Gallant, 

Alabama  35972 
Hunter,   J.  Duncan;    (M)    Minister;    3   The  Highlands,    Tuscaloosa, 

Ala.  35401 
Whitehead,  Claude  W.;    (M)    Conf.   Program  Director;   2241   Great 

Rock  Rd.,  Birmingham,  Alabama  35216 
Rutland,  John  E.;  (M)   Minister;  8014  Hickory  Lane,  S.  E,,  Hunts- 
ville, Alabama  35802 
Elmore,    S.    Joe;    (M)     District    Superintendent;    2108    Henry    Rd., 

Anniston,  Ala.  36201 
Curl,   William  E.;    (M)    Minister;    120    Green    St.,   Huntsville,   Ala. 

35801 
Lewis,  Monroe  C;    (M)    District  Superintendent;  821   Sherman  St., 

Decatur,  Ala.  35601 


64  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Martin,  Harold  C;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1801  N.  Sixth 
Ave.,  Birmingham,  Ala.  35203 

Doyle,  D.  Paul;  (M)  Minister;  722  S.  56th  St.,  Birmingham,  Ala. 
35212 

Brannon,  William  C;  (M)  Insurance  Executive;  608  Twin  Branch 
Dr.,  Birmingham,  Alabama  35226 

Dominick,  Frank  M.;  (M)  Attorney;  927  Brown-Marx  Building,  Bir- 
mingham, Alabama  35203 

Dawson,  Roy  K.;  (M)  Engineer;  5628  Ninth  Ave.  S.,  Birmingham, 
Ala. 35212 

Self,  Edgar;  (M)  Public  Accountant;  P.  0.  Box  1221,  Decatur,  Ala. 
35601 

Branscomb,  Louise;  (M)  Physician;  944  S.  18th  St.,  Birmingham, 
Ala. 35205 

Tanner,  Ralph  M.;  (M)  College  Dean;  Birmingham-Southern  College, 
Birmingham,  Alabama  35204 

Harris,  W.  M.,  Jr.;  (M)  Physician;  1921  Wellington  Rd.,  Birming- 
ham, Ala. 35223 

Norton,  Elbert  B.;  (M)  University  President;  Florence  State  Univer- 
sity, Florence,  Alabama  35630 

Phillips,  J.  Donald;  (M)  Professor;  10  Echo  Hills,  Tuscaloosa,  Ala. 
35401 

Yeilding,  N.  Manly,  Jr.;  (M)  Attorney;  8  Montrose  Circle,  Birming- 
ham, Ala.  35213 

NORTH  ARKANSAS  (8)  SC 

Sec.  D,  Rows  9-10,  Seats  5-8 
*Cooper,   Joel   A.;    (6)     (M)    Minister;    325    Highland,   Fayetteville, 

Arkansas  72701 
Carter,  Earl  B.;   (3)    (M)  Assoc.  Dir.  Program  Council;  715  Center 

Street,  Little  Rock,  Arkansas  72201 
Curtis,  Myers  B.;    (2)    (M)    Minister;  120  Utah,  North  Little  Rock, 

Ark.  72118 
McDonald,   Charles   P.;    (7)     (M)    District   Superintendent;    219   N. 

51st,  Fort  Smith,  Ark.  72901 
Fulbright,  Homer  H.;  (5)    (M)  Businessman;  712  N.  Spring,  Searcy, 

Ark.  72143 
Bumpers,  E.  Clay;   (4)    (M)  Businessman;  Wabash,  Arkansas  72889 
Rainwater,  Henry  M.;    (10)    (M)    Jeweler;   200  S.  W.  2nd,  Walnut 

Ridge,  Ark.  72476 
Ellis,  Matt  L.;    (1)    (M)    College  Professor;  1208  Hunter,  Conway, 

Ark.  72032 

Reserves 

Dodgen,   Ethan    W.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    428    Highland, 

Forrest  City,  Ark.  72335 
Jordan,  Ben  F.;    (M)    Minister;    940    Center,   Conway,   Ark.   72032 
Bayliss,  John  A.;    (M)    Minister;   1112  Adelaide,  Fort  Smith,  Ark. 

72901 
Beal,  Jim;  (M)  Minister;  Porter  &  Pecan,  Helena,  Ark.  72342 
Johnson,  Mrs.   Howard;    (M)    Housewife;    Clinton,   Arkansas   72031 
McClinton,   Clark   C;    (M)    Building    Contractor;    40    W.    Prospect, 

Fayetteville,  Ark.  72701 
Smith,  Carlos  J.  R.;    (M)    Hospital  Administrator;   Stonebrook  Rd., 

Helena,  Ark.  72342 
Barnett,  I.  Nels;   (M)  Businessman;  1063  E.  Maine,  Batesville,  Ark. 

72501 


The  United  Methodist  Church  65 

NORTH  CAROLINA  (18)  SE 

Sec.  D,  Rows  7-8,  Seats  1-9 

Grant,  Nicholas   W.;    (13)     (M)    Dir.,  Conf.   Program  Council;   Rm. 

203,  Methodist  Building,  1307  Glenwood  Ave.,  Raleigh,  N.  C.  27605 
Neese,  William  J.;  (6)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  2201  Lynnwood 

Ave.,  Wilmington,  N.  C.  28401 
Mercer,   Charles  H.;    (1)    (M)    District   Superintendent;   P.   0.   Box 

2425,  New  Bern,  N.  C.  28560 
Early,  Joyce  V.;  (8)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  905  Spring  Lane, 

Sanford,  N.  C.  27330 
Petteway,  Warren  B.;   (9)    (M)   Minister;  1206  Branch  St.,  Wilson, 

N.  C.  27893 
Townsend,  Samuel  L.;   (11)    (M)   Minister;  P.  0.  Box  1487,  Laurin- 

burg,  N.  C.  28352 
Cushman,  Robert  E.;    (6)    (M)    Professor,  Duke;   2719  Spencer  St., 

Durham,  N.  C.  27705 
Barclift,  Chancie  D.;    (13)     (M)    District  Superintendent;    1002   W. 

Knox  St.,  Durham,  N.  C.  27701 
Fisher,   Albert   F.;    (2)     (M)    District   Superintendent;    617    Banks 

Ave.,  Goldsboro,  N.  C.  27530 
*Mann,  Mrs.  Harold  L.;    (2)    (M)   Homemaker;  2219  Lee  Ave.,  San- 
ford, N.  C. 27330 
Anderson,  Walter  F.;    (5)    (M)   Retired;  1124  Gunnison  PL,  Raleigh, 

N.  C.  27609 
Gibson,  J.   Nelson;    (7)     (M)    Businessman;   P.   O.   Box   66,   Gibson, 

N.  C.  28343 
Patrick,  James  T.;    (4)    (M)   Businessman;  1700  Avondale  Dr.,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. 27701 
McAdams,   Charles   K.;    (3)     (M)    Conf.   Treasurer;    1307   Glenwood 

Ave.,  Raleigh,  N.  C.  27605 
Weaver,  L.   Stacy;    (12)    (M)    College  President;   Methodist  College, 

Fayetteville,  N.  C.  28301 
Dunn,    Mrs.   Sam   A.;    (14)     (M)    Homemaker;    109   N.   Church   St., 

Enfield,  N.  C.  27823 
King,  Arnold   K.;    (10)     (M)    Univ.   Vice   President;    University   of 

North  Carolina,  Chapel  Hill,  N.  C.  27514 
Garrick,    Grier    L.;    (4)     (M)    Businessman;    624    New   Bridge    St., 

Jacksonville,  N.  C,  28540 

Reserves 

Carruth,    Paul;    (M)    District    Superintendent;    803    Sycamore    St., 

Rocky  Mount,  N.  C.  27801 
Cline,  John  M.;  (M)  Minister;  136  Hoke  St.,  Burlington,  N.  C.  27215 
Gillespie  Sylvester  T.;    (M)    Minister;   1914  Stanberry  St.,  Fayette- 
ville, N.  C.  28301 
Watson,  Harvey  L.;    (M)    Minister;    506   Caswell   St.,    Chapel   Hill, 

N.  C.  27514 
Quick,  William  K.;   (M)  Minister;  1108  W.  Knox  St.,  Durham,  N.  C. 

27701 
Seawell,  William  A.,  Sr.;   (M)   Minister;  1211  Fairfax  Dr.,  Raleigh, 

N.  C.  27609 
Page,   Jack    W.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    2234   Wheeler   Rd., 

Raleigh,  N.  C.  27607 
Davidson,  Barney  L.;   (M)   Minister;  704  E.  Walnut  St.,  Goldsboro, 

N.  C.  27530 
Ingram,  Osmond  K.;   (M)   Professor,  Duke;  2728  Sevier  St.,  Durham, 

N.  C.  27705 
Hathaway,  Offie  L.;    (M)    Assoc.  Dir.,  Program  Council;  P.  0.  Box 

10644,  Raleigh,  N.  C.  27605 


66  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Meares,  John  M.;  (M)  Adult  Min.  &  Soc.  Concerns;  Room  218C, 
Meth.  Bldg.,  1307  Glenwood  Ave.,  Raleigh,  N.  C.  27605 

Forehand,  George  H. ;  (M)  Businessman;  405  Trail  2,  Burlington, 
N.  C.  27215 

Jenkins,  Leo  W.;  (M)  University  President;  605  E.  5th  St.,  Green- 
ville, N.  C.  27834 

Blair,  J.  Seaborn;  (M)  Medical  Doctor;  400  N.  Main  St.,  Wallace, 
N.  C.  28466 

Hargrove,  Bruce;   (M)  Educator;  1115  Kitt  PL,  Raleigh,  N.  C.  27610 

Vereen,  Mrs.  LaFon  C;  (M)  Homemaker;  1403  Market  St.,  Wil- 
mington, N.  C.  28401 

West,  Cameron  P.;  (M)  Educator;  3312  Mesa  Court,  Raleigh,  N.  C. 
27607 

Sanford,  Terry;  (M)  University  President;  Duke  University,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C.  27706 

Dial,  Adolph  R.;  (M)  College  Professor;  Route  1,  Pembroke,  N.  C. 
28S72 

Hillman,  Mrs.  E.  L.;  (M)  Homemaker;  2507  Woodrow  St.,  Durham, 
N.  C.  27705 

NORTH  CHINA  (2)  OS 

No  delegates  elected 

NORTH  DAKOTA  (2)  NC 

Sec.  A,  Row  14,  Seats  11-12 
*Knecht,  David  F.;   (5)    (M)   Minister;  1000  1st  St.,  Bismark,  N.  D. 

58501 
Sundin,  Robert;  (4)   (E)  Farmer;  Bowbells,  N.  D.  58721 

Reserves 

Neumann,  Norman  C;    (E)    District  Superintendent;   1246  Oak  St., 

Fargo,  N.  D.  58102 
Ewers,  Duane  A.;   (M)    Minister;  905  20th  St.,  N.  W.,  Minot,  N.  D. 

58701 
Young,  Mrs.  lola;  (M)  Conference  Treasurer;  811  2nd  Ave.  S.,  Fargo, 

N.  D.  58102 
Caine,  Dr.   Donald;    (M)    Optometrist;    Box  967,   Jamestown,   N.   D. 

58401 

NORTH  GEORGIA  (18)   SE 

Sec.  D,  Row  3-4,  Seats  2-10 
*Ruff,   William  H.;    (8)     (M)    District  Superintendent;   159   Forrest 

Ave.,  N.  E.,  Atlanta,  Georgia  30303 
Myers,  T.  Cecil;   (3)    (M)   Minister;  Box  1109,  Athens,  Georgia  30601 
Jones,  Bevel;    (7)     (M)    Minister;   Box  686,   Decatur,   Georgia  30031 
Thompson,  Gordon  G.,  Jr.;   (9)    (M)  Professor;  1654  Noble  Dr.,  N.  E., 

Atlanta,  Georgia  30306 
Prince,  Frank  H.;    (1)     (M)    District   Superintendent;    435  Decatur 

Federal  Bldg.,  Decatur,  Georgia  30030 
Wilson,  Charles  E.,  Jr.;   (3)    (M)  Minister;  111  W.  Lake  Dr.,  Athens, 

Georgia  30601 
Hagood,  Delma  L.;  (5)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  3106  Trafalgar 

Dr.,  Augusta,  Georgia  30904 
Drinkard,  Eugene  T.;   (14)    (M)  Minister;  4720  Tall  Pines  Dr.,  N.W., 

Atlanta,  Georgia  30327 
Moorhead,    Frank;    (6)     (M)    Minister;    56    Whitlock    Ave.,    N.    W., 

Marietta,  Ga.  30060 


The  United  Methodist  Church  67 

Brooks,   David  W.;    (7)     (M)    Retired;    Box   2210,  Atlanta,   Georgia 

30301 
Webb,    Paul,    Jr.;     (2)     (M)    Attorney;    927    Fulton    Federal    Bldg., 

Atlanta,  Ga.  30303 
McCommons,  Mrs.  R.  M.;    (13)    (M)    Housewife;   126  Pinecrest  Dr., 

Greensboro,  Ga.  30642 
Dekle,  Joe  B.;    (4)    (M)    Program  Council   Staff;   159  Forrest  Ave., 

N.E.,  Atlanta,  Ga.  30303 
Yeargan,  Mrs.  Victor;  (1)   (M)  Housewife;  120  Westmore  Rd.,  Rome, 

Ga.  30163 
Moore,  Ray;    (10)     (M)    TV  Newscaster;    1551   Briarcliff  Rd.,  N.E., 

Atlanta,  Ga.  30306 
Sharpe,  Guy;    (12)    (M)    TV  Newscaster;   1551  Briarcliff  Rd.,  N.E., 

Atlanta,  Ga.  30306 
Styron,    Mrs.    Arthur;    (11)     (M)    Housewife;    262    Peachtree    Hills 

Ave.,  N.E.,  Atlanta,  Ga.  30305 
MacKay,  James;   (8)    (M)  Attorney;  1032  Clifton  Rd.,  N.E.,  Atlanta, 

Ga.  30307 

Reserves 

Taylor,  Robert  L.;    (M)    Minister;    1221   Clifton  Rd.,  N.E.,  Atlanta, 

Georgia  30307 
Boleyn,  Charles  W.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  159  Forrest  Ave., 

N.E.,  Atlanta,  Ga.  30303 
Thompson,  James  N.;   (M)   Minister;  P.  O.  Box  752,  Gainesville,  Ga. 

30501 
Shelnutt,  Dumas  B.;   (M)   Minister;  521  E.  College  Ave.,  Griffin,  Ga. 

30223 
Bi(dd,    W.   Candler;    (M)    Sec,    Bd.   of   Pensions;    159    Forrest  Ave., 

N.E.,  Atlanta,  Ga.  30303 
Padgett,  Edgar  A.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   801    Vernon   St., 

La  Grange,  Ga.  30240 
Sherrill,  Marion  J.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;    Box   243,   Rome, 

Georgia  30161 
Williams,  Charles  R.;    (M)    Director,  Program  Council;  159  Forrest 

Ave.,  N.E.,  Atlanta,  Ga.  30303 
Whiting,  Thoynas  A.;   (M)    Minister;  670  Old  Ivy  Rd.,  N.E.,  Atlanta, 

Ga.  30305 
Boiven,  William  C;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  2080  Campground 

Rd.,  S.W.,  Atlanta,  Ga.  30331 
Noland,  Robert  J.;   (M)   Attorney;  115  Bowden  St.,  Douglasville,  Ga. 

30134 
King,  Martha;    (M)   Teacher;  602y2   McCall  Blvd.,  Rome,  Ga.  30161 
Burgess,  J.  R.;    (M)    College  President;  Reinhardt  College,  Waleska, 

Ga.  30183 
Lance,   Bert;     (M)    Banker;    409    E.    Line    St.,    Calhoun,    Ga.    30701 
Harris,  Frederick;  (M)  Cement  Products;  P.  O.  Box  550,  Cartersville, 

Ga.  30120 
Tuck,    Claude;    (M)    Clothing    Store,    Manager;    103    S.    Broad   St., 

Winder,  Ga.  30680 
Gustafson,  M.  0.;    (M)   Pres.,  Imp.  Homes;  212  Larcom  Ln.,  Griffin, 

Ga.  30223 
Eberhart,  Tom;   (M)   Ex.  Ser.,  U.  of  Ga.;  115  Edgewood  Dr.,  Athens, 

Ga.  30601 
Pickett,  Mrs,  Elizabeth;    (M)    Housewife;  2000  W.  Paces  Ferry  Rd., 

N.W.,  Atlanta,  Georgia  30327 
Pittard,  Joe;   (M)  Retired;  853  Northcliff  Dr.,  N.W.,  Atlanta,  Georgia 

30332 


68  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

NORTH  INDIA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  A,  Row  6,  Seats  1-2 

Richards,  Cecil  T.;   (6)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  94  Civil  Lines, 

Bareilly,  U.  P.,  India 
Shaw,  Inder  A.;   (12)   (M)  Doctor;  Clara  Swain  Hospital,  Civil  Lines, 

Bareilly,  U.P.,  India 

Reserves 

Singh,    Joseph    G.;     (M)    Minister;    St.    Paul's    Church,    Izatnagar, 

Bareilly,  U.P.,  India 
Smart,    Rosemund   A.;     (M)     Government    Service;    88    Civil    Lines, 

Bareilly,  U.P.,  India 

NORTH  INDIANA  (18)  NC 
Sec.  D,  Rows  21-22-23,  Seats  7-12 

*Colpitts,  A.  Hunter;  (6)   (E)  District  Superintendent;  326  E.  Wayne 

St.,  Fort  Wayne,  Indiana  46802 
Bjork,   Virgil  V.;    (6)     (M)    Minister;    Box   967,   Anderson,   Indiana 

46015 
Geible,  Merrell  D.;    (3)    (E)    Conference   Staif;    1820   W.   Main  St., 

Muncie,  Ind.  47303 
Carlson,  Verner  A.;   (8)    (E)   District  Superintendent;   629  Marleton 

Rd.,  Logansport,  Indiana  46947 
Wolf,  John  D.;   (1)    (M)    Minister;  7320  Northcote  Ave.,  Hammond, 

Indiana  46324 
Jones,  Gerald  H.;    (2)    (M)    Conference  Director;   505   Roxbury  Ct., 

Fort  Wayne,  Indiana  46807 
Keller,  Alfred  L.;  (5)   (E)  Minister;  348  Rose  Ellen  Dr.,  Crown  Point, 

Indiana  46307 
LaSuer,  Donald  F.;   (13)    (M)    District  Superintendent;  305  E.  68th 

PL,  Merrillville,  Indiana  46410 
Fribley,  Robert  W.;  Resigned 
Davis,  George;    (1)    (E)   School  Superintendent;  166  W.  Third,  Peru, 

Indiana  46970  ,      , 

Sites,    Mrs.    Robert   L.;     (2)     (E)    Housewife;    4349    Lucinda    Lane, 

Lafayette,  Ind.  47905 
Helms,  Mrs.  Roy;   (7)    (M)   Housewife;  1023  W.  Taylor  St.,  Kokomo, 

Ind. 46901  .      _ 

Shown,    Mrs.    Louise;     (11)     (M)     Housewife;    3334    St.    Croix    Dr., 

Fort  Wayne,  Indiana  46807 
Burrous,  Kermit;   (9)    (M)  Attorney;  R.  R.  #3,  Peru,  Indiana  46970 
Heyde,  Forest  R.;   (4)    (E)   Owner,  Oil  Company;  E-31  Barrett  Rd., 

Rochester,  Ind.  46975  ^,      ,  ^       , 

Robbins,  Gene  E.;    (12)    (M)   Attorney;  1558  Rossville  Ave.,  Frank- 
fort, Indiana  46041  X,     ^o     T.  T    J- 
Burrous,  Mrs.  Anita;   (7)    (M)   Housewife;  R.  R.  #3,  Peru,  Indiana 

46970 
Colpitts,  Mrs.  A.  Hunter;    (14)    (E)   Housewife;  1236  St.  Joe  River 

Dr.,  Fort  Wayne,  Indiana  46805 

Reserves 

McMahan,    Donald   F.;    (10)     (M)     District    Superintendent;    19050 

Orchard  Hgts.  Dr.,  South  Bend,  Indiana  46614 
Katayama,  Roy;  (M)  Minister;  428  Second  St.,  Chesterton,  Ind.  46304 
Duecker,  R.  Sheldon;  (M)  Minister;  2501  S.  Harrison  St.,  Ft.  Wayne, 

Indiana  46807  ,  ,       x    j     a^^aa 

Dicken,  John;   (M)   Minister;  211  S.  Beiger,  Mishawaka,  Ind.  46544 


The  United  Methodist  Church  69 

Bergwall,  Evan  H.,  Sr.;    (M)   District  Superintendent;   1721  Meado- 

wood  Dr.,  Elkhart,  Ind.  46514 
Hook,   James   S.;    (E)    Minister;    1232    Crescent  Ave.,   Fort   Wayne, 

Indiana  46805 
Kistler,    Richard;    (E)     Minister;    1415    N.    Michigan    St.,    Elkhart, 

Indiana  46514 
Steele,  Ralph  S.;  (M)   Minister;  6635  Hohman  Ave.,  Hammond,  Ind. 

46324 
Williams,  J.  C;    (M)    Minister;    1112  S.   Hackley  St.,   Muncie,   Ind. 

47302 
Barnes,   Donald  L.;    (M)    Minister;   321   N.  Webster,  Kokomo,   Ind. 

46901 
Chambers,  Marshall;   (E)    Public  Relations;  1525  Windermire,  Indi- 
anapolis, Ind. 46227 
Walker,  Clarence;   (M)   Retired,  U.S.  Steel;  729  E.  14th  Ave.,  Gary, 

Ind.  46407 
Fenstermacher,    Mrs.    Robert;     (M)     Housewife;     203    Clarke    Rd., 

Walkerton,  Ind.  46574 
Hefley,  Charles  E.;  (M)  Principal,  Jr.  High;  910  Euclid  Ave.,  Marion, 

Ind. 46952 
Anglin,   James   F.;    (E)    Corp.   President;    2704    Glencairn    Dr.,    Ft. 

Wayne,  Ind,  46805 
Kaiser,  Samuel  M.;    (M)   Manufacturer;  1858  Dean  St.,  Huntington, 

Indiana  46750 
Morlan,  Darrell  E.;  (M)  Controller;  1803  W.  Wallen  Rd.,  Ft.  Wayne, 

Indiana  46808 
Case,  Riley  L.;    (M)    Retired;   711  Hawpatch,  LaGrange  Ind.  46761 
Roudebush,  Roy  R.;    (M)   Retired;  1518  Nichol  Ave.,  Anderson,  Ind. 

46011 
Roelke,   Mrs.   Paul   L.;    (E)    Housewife;    18165   Southern  View   Dr., 

South  Bend,  Indiana  46614 
Bergwall,  Mrs.  Evan  H.,  Sr.;   (M)   Housewife;  1721  Meadowood  Dr., 

Elkhart,  Ind.  46514 
Hauptman,  Leo;  (M)  Retired;  2025  W.  Jackson,  Muncie,  Ind.  47303 

NORTH  KATANGA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  11,  Seats  7-8 
*Ngoi,  Maurice;    (3)    (M)    Minister;   B.   P.  95,  Kamina,  Republique 

Democratique  du  Congo 
Werder,  Louise;    (4)    (M)    Principal;  B.  P.  62,  Kamina,  Republique 

Democratique  du  Congo 

Reserves 

Mwambai,  Leon;   (M)   Minister;   B.  P.  522,  Lubumbashi,  Republique 

Democratique  du  Congo 
Makonga,   Arnold;    (M)    Principal;    B.    P.    95,    Kamina,   Republique 

Democratique  du  Congo 

NORTH  MISSISSIPPI  (8)  SE 

Sec.  A,  Rows  15-16,  Seats  5-8 

^Houston,  Jamie  G.;  (13)  (M)  Minister;  Box  100,  Kosciusko,  Missis- 
sippi 39090 

Bailey,  E.  A.;  (5)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  929,  Cleveland, 
Mississippi  38732 

Humphrey,  John  D.,  Sr.;  (3)  (M)  Staff,  General  Bd.  of  Ed.;  Box 
871,  Nashville,  Tenn.  37202 

Wallace,  William  L.,  Jr.;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  Box  230,  Cleveland, 
Mississippi  38732 


70  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Egger,  Kirk;    (7)    (M)   Wholesale  Grocer;  Box  1018,  Columbus,  Mis- 
sissippi 39701 

Fant,  Glenn;    (2)    (M)   Attorney;  Box  66,  Holly  Springs,  Mississippi 
38G35 

Yarbrough,  George   M.;    (1)    (M)    Editor  &.   Publisher;    Red   Banks, 
Mississippi  38661 

Bailey,  Joe  N.,  Jr.;    (4)    (M)    Farmer  &  Merchant;  Box  257,  CoflFee- 
ville,  Mississippi  38922 

Reserves 

Meadows,  Archie  L.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   Box  552,  Stark- 
ville,  Mississippi  39759 

Gordon,  Prentiss,  Sr.;    (M)    Minister;    Drawer  728,   Starkville,   Mis- 
sissippi 39759 

Bishop,   Andie  C;    (M)    Minister;    Box   603,  Clarksdale,   Mississippi 
38614 

McCool,   David;    (M)    Public   Accountant;   Box   147,   Louisville,  Mis- 
sissippi 39339 

Sharp,   William   L.;    (M)    Attorney;    P.    0.   Box   844,    Corinth,    Mis- 
sissippi 38834 

Perry,  Bob  G.;    (M)    State  Senator;  Box  121,  Horn  Lake,  Mississippi 
38637 

NORTH  TEXAS   (12)  SC 
Sec.  C,  Rows  16-17,  Seats  1-6 

*Trice,   William  E.;    (6)     (M)    Minister;    P.    O.    Box   12038,   Dallas, 

Tx.  75225 
Outler,   Albert  C;    (1)     (M)    Theologian,   Perkins;    6019   Lakehurst, 

Dallas  Tx  75230 
Holmes, 'Zan   W.,  Jr.;    (3)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   P.  O.   Box 

7170,  Dallas,  Tx.  75209 
Goodrich,  Robert  E.,  Jr.;   (9)    (M)   Minister;  1928  Ross  Ave.,  Dallas, 

Tx.  75201 
Gathings,   Ervin  M.;    (14)     (M)    District    Superintendent;    Jefferson 

Towers,  Suite  501,  Dallas,  Texas  75208 
Casad,   Gordon   D.;    (10)    (M)    District   Superintendent;    P.   O.    Box 

8124,  Dallas,  Tx.  75205 
Baker,  Leo  L.;    (4)    (M)   Engineer;  5624  Daniels,  Dallas,  Tx.  75230 
Greenhaw,  Frank;    (13)    (M)    Merchant;  425  S.  Galloway,  Mesquite, 

Tx.  75149 
Fisher,  J.  Herschel;    (5)    (M)   Architect;  1630  Nob  Hill,  Dallas,  Tx. 

75208 
Mays,  Avery;   (7)    (M)  Building  Contractor;  950  Kessler  Way,  Dallas 

Tx.  75208 
Roper,   Wilbur   F.;    (11)     (M)    Research    Chemist;    811    Green    Hills, 

Dallas  Texas  75232 
Watson, 'Martha    B.;     (2)     (M)     Registered    Nurse;    1511    Kendolph, 

Denton,  Texas  76201 

Reserves 

Hares,  James;    (M)    Dir.,   Conf.    Prog.   Agencies;    Box   8386,   Dallas, 

Texas  75205 
Underwood,    Walter    L.;     (M)     Minister;    Box    2125,    Wichita    Falls, 

Tx.  76307 
Shipp,  Thomas  J.;    (M)    Minister;   5002  W.  Lovers  Ln.,  Dallas,  Tx. 

75209 
Weaver,  R.  Bruce;   (M)   Minister;  1215  Turner,  Dallas,  Texas  75208 
Mooring,   J.   D.;    (M)    Minister;    3731    Myrtle,    Dallas,    Texas    75215 
Stephenson,  William  T.;    (M)    Minister;    11076   Swaffar  Dr.,  Dallas, 

Tx.  75228 


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Williams,  Raymond;    (M)   Postal  Clerk;  1246  Whispering  Tr.,  Dallas, 

Tx.  75241 
Ransom,   E.    C;     (M)    Insurance    Agent;    3514    Packard,    Dallas,    Tx 

75215 
Braswell,  Henry;    (M)    Judge;   3555   Audubon  Rd.,  Paris,  Tx.  75460 
Tanner,  Mrs.  Guy;    (M)    Housewife;   1538   Mesquite,   Wichita  Falls, 

Tx.  76302 
Gilreath,   Mrs,   Judy;    (M)    Housewife;    Box   203,   Sulphur   Springs, 

Tx.  75482 
Boswell,   George;     (M)    Orthopedic    Surgeon;    7249    Wabash,    Dallas, 

Tx.  75214 

NORTHERN  ILLINOIS   (18)  NC 
Sec.  D,  Rows  15-16,  Seats  1-9 

-North felt,  Merlyn  W.;  (6)    (M)  President,  Garrett  Theological  Sem.; 

2121  Sheridan  Rd.,  Evanston,  111.  60201 
Jarvis,  Charles  S.;    (2)    (M)  Minister;  1903  E.  Euclid  St.,  Arlington 

Heights,  111.  60004 
Clay,  Willie  B.;  (6)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  77  W.  Washington, 

Suite  1806,  Chicago,  111.  60602 
Tholin,    Richard    D.;     (1)      (E)     Professor;    15    N.    Columbia    Ave., 

Naperville,  111.  60540 
Amnions,  Edsel  A.;  (1)    (M)  Professor;  2121  Sheridan  Rd.,  Evanston, 

111.  60201 
White,   William  D.;    (13)    (M)    Program  Coordinator;   77  W.  Wash- 
ington, Suite  1806,  Chicago,  111.  60602 
Batt,  Samuel;    (5)     (E)    Minister;    115  W.   Lincoln,   Barrington,   111. 

60010 
Rogers,  Carleton  C;    (10)    (M)    Minister;  216   E.   Highland,  Elgin, 

111.  60120 
Stauffer,    Eugene    E.;     (12)     (M)     Minister;    100    W.    Cossitt    Ave., 

LaGrange,  111.  60525 
Gates,   Merrill;    (3)     (E)    School  Administrator;    26   W.   255   Maple, 

Naperville,  111.  60540 
Lennartson,  Walter;   (4)   (M)  Retired;  5624  W.  100th  St.,  Oak  Lawn, 

111.  60453 
Van  Sickle,  John  R.;    (9)    (M)   Newspaper  Publisher;  1904  Crenshaw 

St.,  Rockford,  111.  61107 
Pfeiffer,    Mrs.   A.    B.;    (11)     (M)    Homemaker;    523    Kingsway    Dr., 

Aurora,  111.  60505 
Wieting,    Mrs.    Wesley    S.;    (7)     (M)    Conf.    President    WSCS;    600 

Lyman  Ave.,  Oak  Park,  111.  60304 
Oehler,    Mrs.    Jack;     (14)     (E)    Homemaker;    1003    Augusta,    Elgin, 

111.  60120 
Johnson,  Joseph  T.;   (3)    (M)  Funeral  Director;  462  W.  Division  St., 

Chicago,  111.  60610 
Walton,   Herbert;    (8)     (M)    Retired;    2400   Talcott,   Apt.   322,   Park 

Ridge,  111.  60068 
Cummings,  Mrs.  C.   C;    (7)    (M)    Homemaker;   Lakeview  Apts.,   92 

Pauline  Dr.,  Elgin,  111.  60120 

Reserves 

Clymer,    Wayne   K.;    (E)    President,    Evangelical    Theological    Sem.; 

209  N.  Brainard,  Naperville,  111.  60540 
Mettling,  Carl  G.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  77  W.  Washington, 

Chicago,  111.  60602 
Wykle,  Eugene  M.;    (E)    District  Superintendent;    112    George   Ln., 

Naperville,  111.  60540 


72  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Pembroke,  Maceo   D.;    (M)    Minister;   8441   St.   Lawrence,   Chicago, 

111.  60619 
Ferguson,  John  C;  (M)  Minister;  7350  S.  Jeffrey,  Chicago,  111.  60649 
Flores,  Finees;   (M)   Minister;  912  Sheridan  Rd.,  Chicago,  111.  60613 
Benson,  Hotvard  C;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  582  McLean  Blvd., 

Elgin,  111.  60120 
Whittle,  Paul  O.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;  77  W.  Washington, 

Chicago.  111.  60602 
Jordan,  Charles  W.;    (M)    Urban  Work;   101  Chesnut,  Rockford,  111. 

61101 
Kirkpatrick,  Dow;   (M)   Minister;   1630  Hinman  Ave.,  Evanston,  111. 

60201 
Riskedal,  R.  Kenneth;  (M)  Farmer;  Rt.  1,  Leland,  111.  60531 
Fannings,  Mrs.   Helen;    (M)    Social  Worker;   7800  Merrill,   Chicago, 

111.  60649 
Steele,  Clay;  (M)  Retired;  595  Duane,  Glen  Ellyn,  111.  60137 
Kinsey,   Mrs.  A.   M.;    (M)    Homemaker;   275   N,   Country   Club  Dr., 

Addison,  111.  60101 
Zimmerman,  Paul;  (E)  444  S.  Julian,  Naperville,  111.  60540 
McFarland,  Mrs.  R.  J.;  (M)  500  E.  33rd,  Chicago,  111.  60619 
Laskey,  W.  Jennings;    (M)   Retired;  422  Davis,  Evanston,  111.  60201 
Agler,  Mrs.  L.  M.;  (M)  1016  Arlington,  LaGrange,  111.  60525 
Huntington,  Mrs.  Earle;    (M)    Homemaker;  2210  Taylor,  Joliet,  111. 

60433 
Farley,  Mrs.  Paul;  (E)  301  W.  Center,  Itasca,  111.  60143 

NORTHERN  NEW  JERSEY  (8)  NE 

Sec.  A,  Rows  3-4,  Seats  7-10 

*Ault,    James    M.;     (6)     (M)     Seminary    Dean;    8    Campus    Drive, 

Madison,  N.  J.  07940 
Lanning,  Dean  A.;   (3)    (M)   Minister;  99  Parish  Dr.,  Wayne,  N.  J. 

07470 
Smith,  Eugene  L.;   (2)    (M)   Exec.  Sec'y,  New  York  Office,  W.C.C; 

157  Alpine  Dr.,  Closter,  N.  J.  07624 
Stephens,  Ralph  L.;    (7)     (M)    Director,   Urban  Ministries;    103   N. 

Walnut  St.,  East  Orange,  N.  J.  07017 
Black,  Clair  W.  (Mr.)  ;   (4)    (M)  Educator;  328  Colonial  Blvd.,  West- 
wood,  N.  J.  07675 
Holland,  Betty  Lou  (Mrs.)  ;  (1)    (M)  Housewife;  11  Elm  St.,  Newton, 

N.  J. 07860 
Howe,  Clarice  (Mrs.);   (5)    (M)  Housewife;  150  Clinton  Ave.,  North 

Plainfield,  N.  J.  07063 
Rollins,  Rose  (Mrs.);   (13)    (M)  Housewife;  803  S.  10th  St.,  Newark, 

N.J.  07112 

Reserves 

Goodwin,  Robert  B.;  (M)  Minister;  22  Madison  Ave.,  Madison,  N.  J. 
07940 

Watt,  George,  Jr.;  (M)  Minister;  110  Union  St.,  Ridgewood,  N.  J. 
07450 

Gra7it,  Robert  E.;  (M)  Minister;  379  15th  Ave.,  Paterson,  N.  J.  07504 

Rodda,  William  F.  B.;  (M)  Minister;  12  Roosevelt  Rd.,  Maplewood, 
N.  J.  07040 

Stockwell,  Eugene  L.;  (M)  Assistant  General  Secretary,  World  Di- 
vision,  Bd.   of  Missions;    197   Union   St.,   Ridgewood,   N.  J.   07450 

Kokolias,  Dorothy  (Mrs.) ;  (E)  Newspaper  Reporter;  Kokolias  Lane, 
Matamoras,  Pa.  18336 

Ewing,  Miss  Betsy  K. ;  (M)  Assoc.  General  Sect'y,  Board  of  Missions; 
1  Wall  St.,  Apt.  3  A,  Fort  Lee,  N.  J.  07024 


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Ostertag,   Frank,   Sr.;    (M)    Administrator;   277   Clark   St.,   Hillside, 

N.  J. 07205 
Galbraith,  Mrs.  John  A.;   (M)    Secretary;  329  Hickory  St.,  Teaneck, 

N.J.  07666 
Burkett,  Newton,  Jr.;    (M)   Banker;  153  Chilton  St.,  Elizabeth,  N.  J. 

07208 

NORTHERN  NEW  YORK   (4)  NE 

Sec.  A,  Row  6,  Seats  3-6 

Van  Ornum,  Carlton  G.;   (6)    (M)   District  Supt.;  43  Proctor  Blvd., 

Utica,  N.  Y.  13501 
Wood,  Allison  C;  (13)    (M)   Minister;  187  Main  St.,  Massena,  N.  Y. 

13662 
Schoenlein,    Dr.    Charles    F.;     (4)     (M)    Dentist;    Richfield    Springs, 

New  York  13439 
Lee,  Vernon;   (3)    (M)   Ret.  School  Principal;  804  Hickory  St.,  Rome, 

N.  Y.  13440 

Reserves 

Oot,  Arthur  B.,  Jr.;   (M)    Conf.  Program  Dir.;  418  Washington  St., 

Watertown,  N.  Y.  13601 
Hart,  William  G.;   (M)   Minister;  43  Court  St.,  Canton,  N.  Y.  13617 
Dice,   Howard;    (M)    Production   Mgr.;    R.F.D,    #3,   Oswego,   N.   Y. 

13126 
Williams,  Mrs.   Charles   S.;    (M)    Housewife;    68   Morgan   St.,   Illon, 

N.  Y. 13357 

NORTHERN  PHILIPPINES   (2)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  11,  Seats  4-5 

*Addiiro,  Pablo   M.;    (1)     (M)    Minister;    United  Methodist   Church, 

Ilagan,  Isabela,  Philippines 
Fabian,  Pedro  F.;   (4)   (M)  Bank  Manager;  P.  N.  B.  Branch,  Aparri, 

Cagayan-A-305,  Philippines 

Reserves 

Ibasco,  Abelardo  0.;  (M)  Minister;  United  Methodist  Church,  Solano, 
Nueva  Vizcaya,  Philippines 

Jimenez,  Bienenido  J.;  (M)  Lawyer;  Aparri,  Cagayan-A-305,  Phil- 
ippines 

NORTHWEST  GERMANY  (4)  OS 

Sec.  A,  Row  7,  Seats  9-12 
*Baass,  Erich  M.;  (12)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  2000  Hamburg 

20,  Abendrothsweg  43,  Germany 
Harriefeld,    Fritz;     (11)     (E)     District    Superintendent;    43    Essen, 

Menzelstrasse  20,  Germany 
Kuehl,    Werner    E.;     (11)     (M)    Official;    315    Peine,   Weidenweg    5, 

Germany 
Westphal,  Wilhelm  F.;    (3)    (E)   Businessman;  3001  Isernhagen  FB, 

Im  Heisterholz  11,  Germany 

Reserves 
Lein,   Woldemar;    (M)    Minister;    2000   Hamburg  26,   Carl-Petersen- 

Str.  59,  Germany  ,    . ,     ^     ,    •     . 

Mohrmann,    Werner;    (E)    Minister;    563   Remscheid,    Ludwigstr.   6, 

Germany 


74  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Lovasz,  Johannes  K. ;    (M)    Conf.  Youth   Secretary;   2   Hamburg  22, 

Dehnhaide  3,  Germany 
Schalla,   Reinhard   A.;    (E)    Techn.    Clerk;    33    Braunschweig,   Fritz- 

Giesel-Strasse  15,  Germany 

NORTHWEST  PHILIPPINES  (2)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  12,  Seats  6-7 

Vinluan,  Victor  C;    (6)    (M)    Dist.  Supt.;   27  Alvear  St.,  Lingayen, 

Pangasinan,  Philippines 
*Samson,    Restitute    F.;    (4)     (M)    Business    Man;    105    Quezon    Hill 

Rd.,  Baguio  City,  Philippines 

Reserves 

Bailen,  Gregorio  R.;  (M)  Minister;  Paniqui,  Tarlac,  Philippines 
Sansano,  Lauro  0.;    (M)    Lawyer;  Guimba,  Nueva  Ecija,  Philippines 
Gacutan,  Ezekias   G.;    (M)    1732  J.   Bacobo   St.,  Manila,   Philippines 

NORTHWEST  TEXAS  (8)  SC 

Sec.  A,  Rows  15-16,  Seats  9-12 

*Boyd,  Marvin  L.;   (6)    (M)    District  Superintendent;  3005  23rd  St., 

Lubbock,  Texas  79410 
Bruce,  S.  Duane;  (2)    (M)   Conf.  Prog.  Director;  Box  2958,  Lubbock, 

Texas  79408 
Lutrick,   Charles  E.;    (13)     (M)    Pastor;    1501    University,   Lubbock, 

Texas  79401 
Dotts,   Ted  J.;    (14)    (M)    District  Superintendent;  2014  N.  Russell, 

Pampa,  Texas  79065 
Ledbetter,  M.  C;    (4)    (M)   District  Judge;  Box  735,  Morton,  Texas 

79346 
Matthews,  Mrs.   Cecil   R. ;    (7)     (M)    Pres.,   Conf.   WSCS;   2614   3rd 

Ave.,  Canyon,  Texas  79015 
Kim,   Thomas    K.;    (3)     (M)    College    President;    McMurry   College, 

Abilene,  Texas  79605 
Harriger,   Harold   O.;    (1)     (M)    Attorney;   Drawer   10302,   Lubbock, 

Texas  74908 

Reserves 

Grooms,    Jordon;     (M)     District    Superintendent;    623    Tulane,    Big 

Spring,  Texas  79720 
Trotter,   Clifford   E.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    1401    Polk   St., 

Amarillo,  Texas  79101 
Butler,  J.  Weldon;    (M)   District  Superintendent;  1410  Amarillo  St., 

Plainveiw,  Texas  79072 
Egger,  Darris  L.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1909  River  Oaks  Rd., 

Abilene,  Texas  79605 
McBrayer,  O.  A.;   (M)   Pastor;  3007  33rd  St.,  Lubbock,  Texas  79410 
Appling,  W.A.;  (M)  Pastor;  Box  527,  Hereford,  Texas  79045 
Langley,  Earnest;    (M)    Attorney;  Box  1818,  Hereford,  Texas  79045 
Tooley,  Wendell;  (M)  Editor;  Box  700,  Floydada,  Texas  79235 
Willson,  J.  M.,  Jr;    (M)    Lumber  Dealer;   Box  666,  Floydada,  Texas 

79235 
Salem,  Joe  T.;  (M)  Investments;  Box  218,  Sudan,  Texas  79371 
Baumgardner,    Robert;    (M)    Farmer;    1007    E.    Peppto,   Brownfield, 

Texas  79316 
DeflFebach,  Lyle  L.;    (M)   Public  Accountant;  Box  920,  Snyder,  Texas 

79549 


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NORWAY  (2)  OS 
Sec.  C,  Row  9,  Seats  10-11 

Madsen,  Arnold;  (5)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  St.  Olavsgt.  28, 
Oslo,  Norway 

*Gausdal,  Hans;  (4)  (M)  Astrids  vei  11,  4600  Kristiansand  S  Nor- 
way 

Reserves 

Soiland,  Gustav;  (M)  Minister;  Olavsgt.  6,  3900  Porsgrunn,  Norway 
Master,  Rolf;  (M)  Minister;  Thv.  Meyersgt.  56,  Oslo  5,  Norway 
Gulliksen,  Erling;  (M)  Liavegen  33,  1600  Fredrikstad,  Norway 

OKLAHOMA  (20)  SC 

Sec.  B,  Rows  3-4,  Seats  1-10 

Crutchfield,  Finis  A.;   (6)    (M)  Minister;  1301  S.  Boston  Ave.,  Tulsa, 

Oklahoma  74119 
Fenn,  G.  Lemuel;   (13)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   1901  Mocking- 
bird Lane,  Enid,  Oklahoma  73701 
Henry,    William  R.;    (1)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   624   Harned 

PI.,  Stillwater,  Oklahoma  74074 
Lovern,  J.  Chess;  (7)    (M)  Minister,  323  N.  W.  16th,  Oklahoma  City, 

Oklahoma  73103 
Peters,  Lloyd  A.;  (3)    (M)  Minister;  7th  and  Duck,  Stillwater,  Okla. 

74074 
S7nith,  Irving  L.;  (14)   (M)  District  Superintendent;  3133  N.  W.  19th, 

Oklahoma  City,  Oklahoma  73107 
Sprouls,   J.    Clifton;     (2)     (M)     District   Superintendent;    Box    1757, 

Muskogee,  Oklahoma  74401 
Coffin,  Wayne  W.;   (6)    (M)   Minister;  Box  2067,  Norman,  Oklahoma 

73069 
Kay,  W.  Eugene;  (10)    (E)  Minister;  Box  385,  Mooreland,  Oklahoma 

73852 
Featherston,  R.  Jack;  (5)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  1722  Essex, 

Ardmore,  Oklahoma  73401 
*Doenges,    William    C;     (4)     (M)     Rancher    &   Automobile    Dealer; 

Drawer  "Z",  Bartlesville,  Okla.  74004 
Egan,  Jim  A.;   (1)    (M)  Investment  Banking;  219  North  11th,  Musko- 
gee, Okla.  74401 
Page,  S.  Covey;    (5)    (M)    Terminal  Manager;  5344  E.  21st,  Tulsa, 

Okla.  74114 
Silvers,  Mrs.  Floyd  L.;  (11)   (M)  Pres.  Conf.  WSCS;  1228  S.  Quebec, 

Tulsa,  Okla.  74112 
Whitten,  Dolphus,  Jr.;  (9)    (M)  University  President;  2501  N.  Black- 
welder,  Oklahoma  City,  Oklahoma  73106 
Metzel,   Mrs.    George  V.;    (7)    (M)    Homemaker;    1925    S.   Florence, 

Tulsa,  Okla.  74104 
Price,  Robert  R.;   (3)    (M)  Professor;  601  Hartwood  Ave.,  Stillwater, 

Okla.  74074 
Moore,  Manly  M.;   (8)    (M)   Builder;  910  E.  Lockheed,  Midwest  City, 

Okla.  73110 
Codding,  Charles,  Jr.;  (9)   (M)  Rancher;  Foraker,  Oklahoma  74638 
Gilbert,  Ronald  W.;   (12)   (M)  Dentist;  304  "B"  Street  N.  W.,  Miami, 

Okla.  74354 

Reserves 

Teeter,  Bonner  E.;   (M)   Minister;  143  Park  View,  Ponca  City,  Okla. 
74601 


76  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Meyer,  Lester  A.;    (M)    Dir.   Conf.  Program   Council;   706   Cravens 

Bldg.,  Oklahoma  City,  Okla.  73102 
Grahajn,   George   G.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    1628   N.    32nd, 

Lawton,  Okla.  73501 
Dorff,  Earl  N.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   3707   E.   47th   Place, 

Tulsa,  Okla.  74135 
Miller,   W.   Jene;    (M)    Minister;    3034   N.W.    17th,   Oklahoma   City, 

Okla.  73107 
Thurston,  Elwyn   O.;    (M)    Minister;    Box   507,   Lawton,   Oklahoma 

73501 
Plowman,  Howard  L.;    (M)    Minister;    5603    S.    New   Haven,   Tulsa, 

Okla.  74135 
Russell,  John  W.;  (M)  Minister;  401  W.  Randolph,  Enid,  Okla.  73701 
Oden,   William   B.;    (M)    Minister;    820   McGee   Dr.,   Norman,    Okla. 

73069 
Wells,  Charles  E.;  (M)  Minister;  2600  N.  May  Ave.,  Oklahoma  City, 

Oklahoma  73107 
Hicks,  L.  T.;  (E)  Salesman;  R.  R.  1,  Bixby,  Oklahoma  74008 
Felts,  Clay  W.;   (M)  Merchant;  Box  420,  Tahlequah,  Oklahoma  74464 
McFall,    Carl   S.;     (M)    Life   Insurance   Agent;    Box    13,    Frederick, 

Oklahoma  73542 
Fossett,   Warren  J.;    (M)    Funeral   Director;    701   W.   Maine,   Enid, 

Oklahoma  73701 
Oden,  Waldo  T.,  Jr.;    (M)   Attorney;  P.  O.  Drawer  "J",  Altus,  Okla, 

73521 
Finney,  W.  Wray;   (M)   Cattle  Ranching;  Box  280,  Fort  Cobb,  Okla. 

73038 
Barrett,   Samuel   M.;    (M)    Dentist;    205   N.   Noble,   Watonga,   Okla. 

73772 
Pettijohn,  Rex  E.;   (M)  Postmaster;  Box  361,  Stigler,  Oklahoma  74462 
Carle,  John  R.;   (M)  Attorney;  Box  326,  Claremore,  Oklahoma  74017 
Whitten,  Mrs.  Dolphus,  Jr.;   (M)   Housewife;  2321  N.  W.  25th,  Okla- 
homa City,  Oklahoma  73107 

OREGON-IDAHO  (6)  W 

Sec.  C,  Rows  11-12,  Seats  1-3 

*Burtner,  Robert  W.;  (11)  (M)  Minister;  5830  N.  E.  Alameda,  Port- 
land, Or.  97213 

Jenkins,  H.  James;  (2)  (M)  Minister;  237  N.  Water,  Idaho  Falls,  Id. 
83401 

Albertson,  C.  Gene;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  Box  2327,  Salem,  Oregon 
97308 

Schwiebert,  Erwin  H.;  (1)  (M)  Asst.  Pres.  College;  2904  College, 
Caldwell,  Id.  83605 

Watson,  Mrs.  Elizabeth;  (7)  (M)  Homemaker;  3325  N.  E.  29th,  Port- 
land, Or.  97212 

Rose,  Harold  E.;  (4)  (M)  Research  Metallurgist;  5404  N.  Montana, 
Portland,  Or.  97217 

Reserves 

Walker,   William  O.;    (M)    Minister,   1165  N.  W.  Monroe,  Corvallis, 

Or.  97330 
Peters,  Robert  N.;    (M)   Minister;    1236  Kincaid,  Eugene,  Or.  97401 
Balcomb,  Raymond  E.;   (M)   Minister;  1838  S.  W.  Jeflferson,  Portland, 

Oregon  97201 
Haines,  Henry  L.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  10  N.  W.  10th  Ave., 

Portland,  Oregon  97209 
Cox,  Ralph  E.;   (E)  Office  Manager;  18615  S.  W.  Wilmotte,  Portland, 

Oregon  97222 


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Blair,  Mrs.  Douglas;    (M)   Homemaker;  347  Craven,  Monmouth,  Or. 

97361 
Reed,  Watford;    (M)    Staff  writer,  Oregon  Journal;  5250  S.  E.  Ivon, 

Portland,  Or.  97206 
Uppinghouse,   Mrs.   Leonard;    (M)    Secretary;    9684   N.   W.   Cornell, 

Portland,  Or.  97229 

PACIFIC  NORTHWEST  (10)  W 

Sec.  A,  Rows  11-12,  Seats  8-12 

''Tuell,  Jack  M.;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  401  E.  33rd  St.,  Vancouver,  Wa. 
98663 

Finkbeiner,  Melvin  M.;  (2)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  804  Olym- 
pic Nat'l  Bldg.,  Seattle,  Wa.  98104 

Harding,  Joe  A.;  (14)  (M)  Minister;  1124  Stevens  Dr.,  Richland,  Wa. 
99352 

Beeman,  Paul  J.;  (13)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  410  Sherwood 
Bldg.,  Spokane,  Wa.  99201 

Poor,  George  L.;  (5)  (M)  Minister;  3118  S.  140th  St.,  Seattle,  Wa. 
98168 

Eby,  Mrs.  Norma;  (7)  (M)  Homemaker;  10805  S.  E.  320th,  Auburn, 
Wa.  98002 

Dolliver,  James;  (1)  (M)  Gov't  Administration;  312  N.  Sherman, 
Olympia,  Wa.  98501 

Hjelte,  Marshall  C;  (10)  (M)  Administrator;  Wesley  Gardens-Ter- 
race, Des  Moines,  Washington  98188 

Praetorius,  Herman  R.;  (4)  (E)  Orchardist;  Rt.  1,  Box  340,  Tieton, 
Wa.  98947 

Little,  Mrs.  Alvirita;  (3)  (M)  Med.  Administrator;  2325  S.  Graham 
St.,  Seattle,  Wa.  98108 

Reserves 

Ritchey,  William  H.;  (M)  Minister;  14  N.  48th  Ave.,  Yakima,  Wa. 
98902 

Brown,  Frank  E.;  (M)  Minister;  828  Caspers  St.,  Edmonds,  Wa. 
98020 

Ellington,  William  D.;  (M)  Minister;  18515  92nd  Ave.,  N.  E.,  Bothell, 
Wa.  98011 

Tuttle,  G.  Richard;  (M)  Minister;  3520  Colby  Ave.,  Everett,  Wa. 
98201 

Parker,  Bruce  G.;  (M)  Minister;  4710  N.  E.  70th,  Seattle,  Wa.  98115 

Summerour,  William  F.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Rm.  206, 
Denny  Bldg.,  Walla  Walla,  Washington  99362 

Ikeda,  Tsuguo;  (M)  Social  Work  Administration;  2103  S.  Atlantic, 
Seattle,  Wa.  98118 

Stevens,  Robert  W.;  (M)  Conference  Treasurer;  810  Olympic  Nat'l 
Bldg.,  Seattle,  Washington  98104 

Zellmer,  Willard;  (M)  Attorney;  Rt  3,  Davenport,  Washington 
99122 

Wyckoff,  Mrs.  Aloha;  (M)  Homemaker;  6735  35th  Ave.,  N.  W.,  Seat- 
tle, Wa.  98107 

Holte,  Alfred  O.;  (M)  Attorney,  Judge;  1031  C  St.,  Edmonds,  Wash- 
ington 98020 

Pritchard,  Llewelyn  G.;  (M)  Attorney;  5229  140th  N.  E.,  Bellevue, 
Washington  98004 

PENINSULA   (8)  NE 

Sec.  D,  Rows  9-10,  Seats  1-4 
*Cooke,  R.  Jervis;  (7)    (M)  Conf.  Program  Director;  217  N.  Bradford 
St.,  Dover,  Delaware  19901 


78  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Cuff,  G.  Wayne;  (1)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  431  N.  State  St., 
Dover,  Delaware  19901 

McCoy,  Paul  E.;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  1704  Bancroft  Parkway,  Wil- 
mington, Delaware  19806 

Breiver,  Otho  G.,  Jr.;  (13)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  215  S.  Han- 
son St.,  Easton,  Md.  21601 

Chapman,  Dr.  A.  Frank;  (12)  (M)  DuPont  Co.  Executive;  2417 
Brookshire  Dr.,  Chatham,  Wilmington,  Delaware  19803 

Mangum,  Mrs.  Orien;  (11)  (M)  President  Conf.  WSCS;  2407  Mat- 
wood  Rd.  N.  Graylyn  Crest,  Wilmington,  Delaware  19803 

Hardcastle,  James  C;  (3)  (M)  School  Administrator;  121  N.  Kirk- 
wood  St.,  Dover,  Delaware  19901 

Hancock,  Maurice  M.;  (4)  (M)  Insurance  Business;  215  Oakdale 
Rd.,  Salisbury,  Md.  21801 

Reserves 

Wilkins,  Howell  O.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    1213   Delaware, 

Wilmington,  Del.  19808 
Shockley,  John  R.;   (M)   Minister;  623  N.  Harrison  St.,  Wilmington, 

Del.  19805 
Hemphill,    William,   Jr.;    (M)    Minister;    4    Malvern    Court,    Devon, 

Wilmin^on,  Delaware  19803 
Ruth,  Dale   L.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    1404    Camden   Ave., 

Ext'd,  Salisbury,  Md.  21801 
May,  Felton  E.;   (M)   Minister;  4303  Whittier  Dr.,  Brandywine  Hills, 

Wilmington,  Delaware  19802 
Mackey,  J.  Robert;  (M)  Minister;  410  Country  Club  Dr.,  Wilmington, 

Delaware  19803 
Henry,  Mrs.  William  A.;    (M)    1007  Popular  St.,  Wilmington,  Dela- 
ware 19800 
Boss,  Leroy;   (M)   Dover  Electric  Co.;  438  West  St.,  Dover,  Delaware 

19901 
Weber,  Benjamin;  (M)  134  Wesley  St.,  Elkton,  Md.  21921 
Alford,  Mrs.  Thelma;    (M)    Housewife;   Box  310,  Oxford,   Maryland 

21654 
Selby,  Mrs.  Cora;    (M)    Teacher;  R.D.  2,  Box  34,  Laurel,  Delaware 

19956 
Appleby,  Harvey;  (M)  Box  135,  Bear,  Delaware  19701 

PHILIPPINES  (2)  OS 

Sec.  A,  Row  6,  Seats  11-12 

*Bautista,  Ignacio  P.;  (7)  (M)  Dist.  Supt,;  #55  Guevara,  Sn.  Fran- 
cisco del  Monte,  Q.C.  503,  Philippines 

Mendigorin,  Abdon;  (12)  (M)  Lawyer;  #14  Botolan,  Quezon  City, 
R.  P.  501,  Philippines 

Reserves 

Cortes,  Nathanael  L.;  (M)  Minister;  943  Aurora  Blvd.  Q.C.,R.P.  501, 

Philippines 
Bernardo,  Teodoro;   (M)   Lawyer;  #125  Int.  Ignacio  St.,  Pasay  City, 

R.P.  720,  Philippines 

POLAND  (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  4,  Seats  11-12 
*Benedyktowicz,   Witold;    (14)    (M)    General  Superintendent;   Moko- 

towska  12  M  10-a,  Warsaw,  Poland 
Kleszczynski,  Adam;   (3)    (M)   Teacher;  ul.  Piotra  skargi  1,  Konstan- 

cin  near  Warsaw,  p-ta  Jeziorna,  Poland 


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Reserves 

Kuczma,  Adam;  (M)  Vice  Superintendent;  Mokotowska  12m  10,  War- 
saw, Poland 

Kuczma,  Lidia;  (M)  Secretary;  Mokotowska  12  m  10,  Warsaw,  Po- 
land 

PUERTO  RICO  (2)  NE 

Sec.  B,  Row  13,  Seats  10-11 

*Santana,  Benjamin;    (12)    (M)    Pastor;    Bracetti   #8,   Rio  Piedras, 

P.R. 
Cabrera,  Ismael;   (4)   (M)  Businessman;  G.  P.  0.  Box  1152,  San  Juan, 

P.R. 00930 

Reserves 

None 

RHODESIA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  17,  Seats  10-11 

Delegates 

Kadenge,  Fannuel;    (M)    (13)    Minister;   Mutambara  Mission,  P.  0. 

Mutambara,  Rhodesia 
Marima,  William;    (M)    (4)   Boarding  Director;  P.B.  P7024,  Umtali, 

Rhodesia 

Reserves 

Munjoyna,  Samuel;    (M)    Minister;    Old  Umtali  Mission,  P.B.  P7024, 

Umtali,  Rhodesia 
Dangarembga,  Susan;    (M)    Teacher;   P.B.  P7024,  Umtali,  Rhodesia 

RIO  GRANDE  (2)  SC 

Sec.  C,  Rows  9-10,  Seats  12 
*Barton,  Roy  D.;  (7)    (M)  Conf.  Program  Director;  P.  0.  Box  28098, 

San  Antonio,  Texas  78284 
Avifia,  Mike;    (2)    (M)    Teacher;  437  De  Leon  Dr.,  El  Paso,  Texas 

79912 

Reserves 

None 

ROCKY  MOUNTAIN  (10)  W 

Sec.  C,  Rows  11-12,  Seats  8-12 

Potthoff,  Harvey  H.;  (3)  (M)  Iliff  Professor;  2201  S.  University 
Blvd.,  Denver,  Colo.  80210 

Hagiya,  Paul  H.;  (1)  (M)  Minister;  6001  Wolff,  Arvada,  Colorado 
80002 

Persons,  Williayn  R.;  (6)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  3224  S.  3075 
E.,  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah  84109 

Hamilton,  Ronald  R.;  (9)  (M)  Minister;  522  White,  Grand  Junction, 
Colorado  81501 

Byrd,  William  O.;  (11)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  2200  S.  Univer- 
sity Blvd.,  Denver,  Colorado  80210 

*Naylor,  E.  R.;  (4)  (M)  Lay  Leader;  3333  E.  7th,  Denver,  Colorado 
80206 

Ariki,  Joe;  (10)  (M)  School  Principal;  3238  S.  Beeler,  Denver,  Colo- 
rado 80203 


80  JouT7ial  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Moeller,  Romane   G.;    (2)     (E)    Chrm.   W.   S.   &   F.;    7217   Ross    Dr., 

Colorado  Springs,  Colo.  80907 
Anderson,   Mrs.    Virgil;    (7)     (M)    President   WSCS;    3860    Balsam, 

Wheat  Ridge,  Colo.  80033 
Wood,  Dr.  Donald  R.;   (13)    (M)  College  Professor;  1920  Sheely  Dr., 

Fort  Collins,  Colo.  80521 

Reserves 

Brown,   E.  Russell;    (M)    Minister;    1551    W.    106th,   Denver,    Colo. 

80234 
Babbs,  J.  Carlton;  (M)  Minister;  5209  Montview^  Blvd.,  Denver,  Colo. 

80207 
Jones,  S.  Jameson;    (M)    Iliff  President;   2201   S.   University  Blvd., 

Denver,  Colo.  80210 
Rowbotham,   Eugene  B.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   3438  Yucca 

Rd.,  Cheyenne,  Wyoming  82001 
Paulson,  Delbert  C;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  88  Amherst,  Pueb- 
lo, Colorado  81005 
App,  Donald  B.;    (E)    Program  Director;   2200  S.  University  Blvd., 

Denver,  Colo.  80210 
Brockman,  Mrs.  Vivian;   (M)   Housevi^ife;  3250  Fillmore  St.,  Denver, 

Colo.  80207 
Huffman,   Mrs.   Frank   W.;    (M)    Housewife;    620   Delmar,    Sterling, 

Colo.  80751 
Byrkit,  Ervin;  (M)  Rancher;  Haxton,  Colorado  80731 
Mclntyre,  John  J.;  (M)  Judge;  Box  146,  Cheyenne,  Wyoming  82001 
Sohl,  Mrs.  Lowell;  (E)  Housewife;  2089  Fuller  Rd.,  Colorado  Springs, 

Colo.  80907 
Persinger,  Mrs.  John;    (M)   Housewife;   1536  E.  3010  So.,  Salt  Lake 

City,  Utah  84109 

SHANTUNG  (2)  OS 

No  delegates  elected 

SIERRA  LEONE  (2)  OS 

Sec.  A,  Row  4,  Seats  11-12 

Smith,  Alex  J.;   (5)    (E)   Minister;  c/o  U.M.C.  Parsonage,  Yengema, 

Sierra  Leone 
Lagawo,  Richard,  E.S.;    (4)    (E)    Teacher;  P.O.  Box  58,  BO.  Sierra 

Leone,  West  Africa 

Reserves 

Va7idy  Rogers,   Joseph  B.;    (E)    Minister;    c/o    P.   O.    Box   121,   BO. 

Sierra  Leone 
Bailor,  Alfred  M.;    (E)    Education  Secy.;   P.  0.  Box  523,  Freetown, 

Sierra  Leone,  West  Africa 

SOUTH  CAROLINA  (1866)   (2)   SE 

Sec.  C,  Row  12,  Seats  4-5 

*  Jenkins,  Warren  M.;   (9)    (M)    Exec.  Program  Council;   1200  Davis 

St.,  Evanston,  111.  60201 
Mack,  James;    (3)    (M)    Instructor,   Claflin  College;   Claflin  College, 

Orangeburg,  S.  C.  29115 

Reserves 

Curry,  John   W.,  Sr.;    (M)    Conf.  Treasurer;    191    Boulevard   N.   E., 
Orangeburg,  S.  C.  29115 


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Summers,  James  L.;  (M)  Minister;  P.  O.  Box  481,  St.  Stephen,  S.  C. 
29479 

Manning,  Hubert  V.;  (M)  College  President;  Claflin  College,  Orange- 
burg, S.  C.  29115 

Fields,  Richard  E.;   (M)  Judge;  65  Spring  St.,  Charleston,  S.  C.  29403 

Nelson,  William  L.  J.;  (M)  Ship  Yard  "Oiler";  2023  Riverview  Ave., 
Charleston,  S.  C.  29405 

Baxley,  Mrs.  Beulah  H.;  (M)  Conf.  Pres.  WSCS;  1327  Gregg  St., 
Columbia,  S.C  29201 

SOUTH  CAROLINA  (1785)   (16)  SE 
Sec.  C,  Rows  20-21,  Seats  1-8 

Taylor,  Eben;  (14)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  1056,  Ander- 
son, S.  C.  29621 

Spears,  R.  Wright;  (3)  (M)  College  President;  1320  Columbia  College 
Dr.,  Columbia,  S.  C.  29203 

Moody,  C.  LeGrande,  Jr.;  (13)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  104 
Amherst  Dr.,  Cherokee  Hills,  Greenwood,  S.  C.  29646 

Jones,  Phil  M.;   (5)    (M)   Minister;  Box  407,  Batesburg,  S.  C.  29006 

Brabham,  A.  McKay;  (9)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1320-A  Fern- 
wood  Rd.,  Spartanburg,  S.  C.  29302 

Fridy,  Wallace;  (6)  (M)  Conf.  Program  Director;  1420  Lady  St., 
Columbia,  S.  C.  29201 

Barrett,  James  S.;  (12)  (M)  Jr.  Col.  President;  Spartanburg  Jr. 
College,  Spartanburg,  S.  C.  29301 

Whitaker,  George  W.;  (2)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  3505, 
Charleston,  S.  C.  29407 

*Kent,  Harry  R.;  (4)  (M)  Construction;  P.  O.  Box  932,  Charleston, 
S.  C.  29402 

Parker,  Mrs.  W.  Roy;  (7)  (M)  Homemaker;  Box  224,  Abbeville,  S.  C. 
29620 

Jerome,  J.  E.;   (5)    (M)  Hardware;  Box  403,  Rock  Hills,  S.  C.  29730 

Hyatt,  Lochlan  L.;  (8)  (M)  Manufacturing;  300  E.  Park  Dr.,  Spar- 
tanburg, S.  C.  29302 

Watson,  Michael;  (7)   (M)  Doctor;  Bamberg,  S.  C.  29003 

Evatt,  Parker;  (1)  (M)  Dir.,  Alston  Wilkes  Society;  258  Chartwell 
Rd.,  Columbia,  S.  C.  29210 

Adkins,  Joel  C;  (10)   (M) ;  Route  1,  Pelzer,  S.  C.  29669 

Rice,  Spencer  M.;  (11)  (M)  Associate  Director,  Program  Council; 
1420  Lady  St.,  Columbia,  S.  C.  29201 

Reserves 

Robison,    John    W.;    (M)    Minister;    200    Buncombe    St.,    Greenville, 

S.  C.  29601 
Cannon,  Ralph  A.;    (M)    Minister;  Box  16,  Darlington,  S.  C.  29532 
Crenshaw,  Bryan;    (M)    Minister;   3407   Devine   St.,  Columbia,   S.   C. 

29205 
Broome,    Allan   R.;    (M)     Executive    Director,    Epworth    Ch.    Home; 

2900  Millwood  Ave.,  Columbia,  S.  C.  29205 
Brittain,  Thomas  N.;    (M)    Minister;   P.  O.  Box  2947,   Spartanburg, 

S.  C.  29302 
Jenkins,  W.  Y.,Jr.;  (deceased) 
Cannon,  Joel  E.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   Box  57,  Lake  City, 

S.  C.  29560 
Kinnett,  William  R.;   (M)   Minister;  1244  Naples  Ave.,  Cayce,  S.  C. 

29033 
Lynn,    Hawley    B.;     (M)     District    Superintendent;    129    Holly    Dr., 

Hartsville,  S.  C.  29550 


82  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Reese,  David  W.,  Jr.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1420  Lady  St., 
Columbia,  S.  C.  29201 

McLeod,   David  W.;    (M)    Mayor;   Florence,   South   Carolina  29501 

Hardin,  Paul,  III;  (M)  College  President;  Wofford  College,  Spartan- 
burg, S.  C.  29301 

Workman,  W.  D.,  Jr.;  (M)  Newspaper  Editor;  915  Beltline  Blvd., 
Columbia,  S.  C.  29205 

Ready,  Judson  W.;  (M)  Retired;  1420  Lady  St.,  Columbia,  S.  C. 
29201 

Jackson,  Rhett;  (M)  Carpet  Dealer;  4848  Landrum  Dr.,  Columbia, 
S   C  29206 

Hipp,  J.  C;  (M)  Furniture;  3390  Liberty  St.,  Loris,  S.  C.  29569 

Holler,  J.  Carlisle;  (M)  State  Board  of  Education;  6120  Lakeshore 
Dr.,  Columbia,  S.  C.  29206 

Moore,  Roy  C;  (M)  Dept.  Stores;  209  Mclver  St.,  Cheraw,  S.  C. 
29520 

Gardner,  William  A.;  (M) ;  Box  15,  Ninety  Six,  S.  C.  29666 

Carter,  Fletcher;  (M)  Conf.  Program  Council;  1420  Lady  St.,  Colum- 
bia, S.  C.  29201 

SOUTH  DAKOTA  (2)  NC 

Sec.  A,  Row  3,  Seats  3-4 

*Pittenger,   Richard;    (1)     (M)    District    Superintendent;    Box    1304, 

Huron,  South  Dakota  57350 
Ortman,  Ervin;    (7)    (M)   Osteopath;  Canistota,  South  Dakota  57012 

Reserves 

Sander,  Harvey;  (M)  Minister;  Box  579,  Pierre,  South  Dakota  57501 
Hartung,  Ron  H.;    (M)    Minister;    1617    S.   West  Ave.,   Sioux  Falls, 

South  Dakota  57105 
Tarver,  Russell  E.;    (M)    Minister;    210   S.   Plum,  Vermillion,  South 

Dakota  57069 
Grinager,  Lloyd  K.;   (M)  Minister;  Box  683,  Yankton,  South  Dakota 

57078 
Kuhler,    Warren;     (M)     Hospital    Administrator;    Wakonda,    South 

Dakota  57073 
Cochrane,  Maynard;    (M)    Educator;   1212  1st  St.,  Brookings,  South 

Dakota  57006 
Lushbough,    Mrs.    Lillian;    (M)    Housewife;    Sturgis,    South    Dakota 

57785 
Stengel,  Jack;  (E)  Executive;  Milbank,  South  Dakota  57252 

SOUTH  GEORGIA  (12)   SE 

Sec.  B,  Rows  7-8,  Seats  1-6 

Freeman,   G.  Ross;    (13)     (M)    Minister;    Box   534,   Statesboro,    Ga. 

30458 
Robertson,  Frank  L.;    (3)    (M)    Minister;   Box   1306,   Valdosta,  Ga. 

31601 
Duck,  David  A.;    (5)    (M)    Minister;   Box  747,   Moultrie,  Ga.  31768 
Waite,  Alvis   A.,  Jr.;    (6)     (M)    District   Superintendent;    Box  876, 

Waycross,  Ga.  31501 
Key,    W.   R.;    (12)     (M)    Minister;    115    E.    Church,    Americus,    Ga. 

31709 
Zorn,  George  L.;   (1)    (M)   Minister;  Box  975,  Thomasville,  Ga.  31792 
Wright,  George  A.;   (2)    (M)   Retail  Druggist;   Box  267,  Tifton,  Ga. 

31794 
Rivers,  Mrs.  J.  R.;   (7)   (M)  Conf.  President  WSCS;  Box  33,  Camilla, 

Ga.  31730 


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Thornton,  B.   I.;    (4)    (M)    Lumber  &   Building   Supplies;   Box   190, 

Cordele,  Ga.  31015 
Mayo,  George  W.;   (8)    (M)  Insurance;  Box  592,  Savannah,  Ga.  31402 
Carruth,  Mrs.   Carlton;    (11)    (M)    Housewife;   Box  408,   St.   Simons 

Island,  Ga.  31522 
Henderson,  Zach  S.;   (9)    (M)   Educator;  P.  O.  Box  2045,  Statesboro, 

Ga.  30458 

Reserves 

Hancock,  C.W.;  (M)  Minister;  Box  149,  Macon,  Ga.  31202 
Cleveland,  Weyman  R.;   (M)   Minister;  429  Abercorn  St.,  Savannah, 

Ga.  31401 
Cariker,  C.  E.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  Box  828,  Thomasville, 

Ga.  31792 
Steel,  C.  E.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  631  E.  Victory  Dr.,  Savan- 
nah, Ga.  31405 
Robertson,  Vernard  E.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  2568,  Val- 

dosta,  Ga.  31601 
Alsohrook,  W.  A.;    (M)    Minister;  Box  541,  Bainbridge,  Ga.  31717 
Shirah,  A.  Jason;  (M)  Minister;  Box  867,  Columbus,  Ga.  31902 
Peterson,  Will;    (M)    Manufacturer;   Box  56,  Soperton,  Ga.  30457 
Braucht,  Jack  H.;    (M)  U.  S.  Civil  Service;  101  Donald  Dr.,  Warner 

Robins,  Ga.  31093 
Martin,  S.  Walter;    (M)    College  President;  Valdosta  State  College, 

Valdosta,  Ga.  31601 
Harrison,  Walter;  (M)  Business;  Millen,  Ga.  30442 
Hall,  Kenneth  T.;   (M)   Optician;  121  Briarcliff  Rd.,  Warner  Robins, 

Ga.  31093 
Bostwick,  W.  E.;    (M)    Banker;  Arlington,  Ga.  31713 
Heard,   Milton,   Jr.;    (M)    Dentist;    285    Country    Club    Rd.,   Macon, 

Ga.  31204 

SOUTH  GERMANY   (4)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Rows  13-14,  Seats  11-12 

"^Sticker,  Hermann;  (5)  (E)  Superintendent;  741  Reutlingen,  P. 
Corneliusstr.  26,  Germany 

Sackmann,  Dieter  A.;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  7  Stuttgart  1,  Sophienstr. 
21  D,  Germany 

Jetter,  Richard;  (9)  (E)  Businessman;  79  Ulm,  Pionierstr,  3,  Ger- 
many 

Fischer,  Dr.  Heinz  P.;  (1)  (M)  Court  President;  79  Ulm,  Haidweg 
9,  Germany 

Reserves 

Dimmler,  Rolf;  (M)  Superintendent;  88  Ansbach,  Juedtstr.  15,  Ger- 
many 

Schwaiger,  Walter;  (E)  Minister;  7  Stuttgart  1,  Silberburgstr.  134 
A,  Germany 

Richter,  Kurt;  (E)  Functionary;  714  Ludwigsburg,  Hubertusstr.  19, 
Germany 

Kaelble,  Alfred;  (M)  Functionary;  7144  Asperg,  Osterholzstr,  33, 
Germany 

SOUTH  INDIA   (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  7,  Seats  11-12 

Samuel,  S.  K.;  (11)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Methodist  Church, 
P.  O.  Yadgiri,  Mysore  State,  India 


84  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Devadanam,  H.  M.;  (4)  (M)  ;  c/o  Rev.  Solomon  Sabana,  Methodist 
Church,  P.  0.  Raichur,  Mysore  State,  India 

Reserves 

Raja,  Victor;   (M)   Methodist  Boys  Hostal,  P.  0.  Gulbarga,  Mystore 

State,  India 
Budarpur,  H.  C;   (M)  c/o  Rev.  K.  T.  Shanta  Raj,  Methodist  Church, 

P.  0.  Belgaum,  Mysore  State,  India 

SOUTH  INDIANA  (18)  NC 
Sec.  B,  Rows  13-14,  Seats  1-9 

""Forbes,  J.  Kenneth;  (2)  (M)  Exec.  Asst.  to  Bishop;  1100  West 
42nd  St.,  Indianapolis,  Ind.  46208 

Hodapp,  Leroy  C;  (1)  (M)  Program  Director,  Program  Council; 
2427  E.  Second  St.,  Bloomington,  Ind.  47401 

Hamilton,  Richard  E.;  (3)  (M)  Minister;  2109  Lincoln,  Evansville, 
Ind.  47714 

Crawford,  Gene  P.;  (8)  (E)  Minister;  47  Union  St.,  Indianapolis, 
Ind.  46227 

Emerson,  Joe  G.;  (7)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1214  Southfield 
Rd.,  Evansville,  Ind.  47715 

Stroh,  Byron  F.;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  3808  N.  Meridian  St.,  India- 
napolis, Indiana  46208 

Rice,  George  E.;  (14)  (M)  Minister;  2960  N.  Capitol  Ave.,  India- 
napolis, Indiana  46208 

Stanton,  Charles  F.;  (4)  (E)  District  Superintendent;  3  Orchard 
Lane,  New  Albany,  Ind.  47150 

Koenig,  Robert  W.;  (11)  (E)  Exec.  Dir.  Church  Fed.;  1100  West 
42nd  St.,  Indianapolis,  Ind.  46208 

Green,  Mrs.  Robert  E.;  (9)  (M)  Homemaker;  117  E.  Staat  St., 
Fortville,  Ind.  46040 

Wilcoxon,  Francis;  (7)  (E)  Insurance;  R.  R.  1,  Brazil,  Indiana 
47834 

Thomas,  John  J.;    (4)    (M)   Attorney;  R.  R.  1,  Brazil,  Indiana  47834 

Bingham,  Clifford;  (13)  (E) ;  1368  N.  Ridgeview  Dr.,  Indianapolis, 
Ind.  46219 

Susat,  Edward;  (10)  (M)  Dir.  Placement  Service,  Univ.  of  Evans- 
ville; 2901  Wayside  Dr.,  Evansville,  Ind.  47711 

Bastain,  Miss  Mary  Lee;  (5)  (M)  Teacher;  1705  H  Street,  Bedford, 
Ind.  47421 

Bryant,  Thomas;  (2)  (M)  Census  Bureau  Clerk;  1431  Frederick, 
Jeffersonville,  Ind.  47130 

Easley,  John;  (1)   (E)  Pharmacist;  Clay  City,  Indiana  47841 

Evans,  Daniel  F.;  (12)  (M)  Company  President;  6463  N.  Illinois, 
Indianapolis,  Ind.  46260 

Reserves 

Blaising,  Marcus  J.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;   604   Black   Rd., 

New  Castle,  Ind.  47362 
Tyler,  Charles  A.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;  644  East  38th  St., 

Indianapolis,  Ind.  46205 
Holmes,  Robert  C;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  1005  N.  East  St., 

Greensburg,  Ind.  47240 
Hancock,  C.  David;   (E)   District  Superintendent;  58  Briarwood  Dr., 

Terre  Haute,  Ind.  47803 
Marrs,   Ross    W.;    (M)    District    Superintendent;    644    E.    38th    St., 

Indianapolis,  Ind.  46205 


The  United  Methodist  Church  85 

Lawson,  David  J.;  (M)  Minister;  801  Main  St.,  Beech  Grove,  Ind. 
46107 

Murphy,  William  T.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  644  E.  38th  St., 
Indianapolis,  Ind.  46205 

O'Dell,  A.  Glen;  (E)  Minister;  1040  Washington  Ave.,  Evansville, 
Ind. 47714 

Christopher,  Richard  L.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  P.O.  Box  33, 
Vincennes,  Ind.  47591 

Phillips,  Samuel  B.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  566,  Green- 
castle,  Ind. 46135 

Lorch,  Basil  H.,  Jr.;  (M)  Attorney;  1802  Crestview  Dr.,  New  Albany, 
Ind. 47150 

Pinaire,  Edward;  (M)  Lithograph  &  Engraving  Co.;  1210  West- 
wood  Lane,  New  Albany,  Ind.  47150 

Kibler,  Russell;   (M)  Insurance;  Farmersburg,  Indiana  47850 

Crawford,  Raymond  P.;  (E)  ;  2103  E.  Elm  St.,  New  Albany,  Ind. 
47150 

Talbott,  Norbert  L.;  (M)  Exec.  Sec'y  March  of  Dimes;  179  N.  Post 
Road,  Indianapolis,  Ind.  46219 

Penrod,  Miss  Blanche;  (E)  Retired,  Dean  of  Women;  1846  Colt  Rd., 
Indianapolis,  Ind.  46227 

Graves,  Wallace  B.;  (M)  University  President;  Lincoln  Ave.,  Evans- 
ville, Indiana  47714 

Hirschman,  Russell;  (M)  Retired  Business  Executive;  7320  E.  96th 
St.,  Indianapolis,  Ind.  46240 

Bechdol,  Mrs.  Ralph;  (M)  Homemaker;  R.  R.  1,  Fountaintown,  In- 
diana 46130 

Harris,  Mrs.  C.  0.;  (M)  Homemaker;  3118  26th  St.,  Columbus,  Ind. 
47401 

SOUTHEAST  AFRICA  (2)   OS 

Sec.  A,  Row  8,  Seats  9-10 

Penicela,  Almeida;  (M)  Director  of  High  School;   Caixa  Postal  1505 

Lourenco  Marques  Mozambique,  Africa 
Simbine,  Titos  J.;    (M)   Medical  Nurse;  Caixa  Postal  2640  Lourenco 

Marques  Mozambique,  Africa 

Reserves 

Helgesson,  Alf ;   (M)   Missionary;  59  Westmoreland  Rd.,  Kensington, 

Johannesburg,  South  Africa 
Mujongue,  Chadreque  J.,   (M)  Field  Treasurer;  Caixa  Postal  7,  Mor- 

rumbene,  Mozambique,  Africa 

SOUTHERN  CALIFORNIA-ARIZONA   (24)  W 

Sec.  A,  Rows  17-18,  Seats  1-12 

*Talbert,    Melvin    G.;     (13)      (M)     District     Superintendent;     5108 

Meadow  Wood  Ave.,  Lakewood,  California  90712 
Trotter,  F.  Thomas;  (6)    (M)   Dean;  School  of  Theology,  Claremont, 

California  91711 
Cain,  Richard  W.;  (2)   (M)  Minister;  5510  N.  Central  Ave.,  Phoenix, 

Arizona  85012 
Farley,  Thomas  K.;   (1)    (M)   Assoc.  Program  Director;  5250  Santa 

Monica  Blvd.,  Los  Angeles,  California  90029 
Chen,  Peter  F.;    (7)    (M)    Minister;    3500   S.  Normandie   Ave.,  Los 

Angeles,  California  90007 
Phillips,   Randall   C;    (11)     (M)    Minister;    711    S.    Plymouth,    Los 

Angeles,  California  90005 


86  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Wheatley,  Melvin  E.,  Jr.;    (3)    (M)    Minister;   10497  Wilshire  Blvd., 

Los  Angeles,  California  90024 
Kcsler,  N.  Robert;    (14)    (M)    Minister;   4690  Palm  Ave.,  La  Mesa, 

California  92041 
Galvan,  Elias  G.;    (12)     (M)    Dir.   Ethnic   Plans   &    Strategy;    3954 

City  Terrace  Dr.,  Los  Angeles,  California  90063 
Gustafson,   Laverne   H.;    (5)    (E)    Minister;   3295   Meade   Ave.,   San 

Diego,  California  92116 
Hildebrand,    Will  M.;    (4)     (M)    Assoc.   Prog.   Director;    5250   Santa 

Monica  Blvd.,  Los  Angeles,  California  90029 
Trotter,   J.   Irwin;    (10)     (M)    District   Superintendent;    5250    Santa 

Monica  Blvd.,  Los  Angeles,  California  90029 
Bobbitt,  Pauline;    (13)    (M)    Conf.   President  WSCS  &  Homemaker; 

4014  El  Rovia  Ave.,  El  Monte,  California  91731 
Aguilar,  Clifford  B.;    (6)    (M)   Dir.  Hospital  Purchasing  Dept.;  5910 

Belice  Ave.,  Long  Beach,  California  90815 
Myers,   David  L.;    (5)    (M)    Vice-Pres.  Memorial  Park;   6300  Forest 

Lawn  Dr.,  Los  Angeles,  California  90028 
Harkness,  Georgia;    (1)    (M)  Retired  Professor  &  Author;  927  Emer- 
son PL,  Claremont,  California  91711 
Hook,  Ralph  C,  Jr.;   (4)    (M)  College  Dean;  452  Dune  Circle,  Kailua, 

Hawaii  96734 
Hutchinson,    Mildred;    (11)     (M)    Homemaker;    1432   W.   102nd    St., 

Los  Angeles,  California  90047 
Williams,   George  F.;    (2)     (M)    Conference   Treasurer;    5250   Santa 

Monica  Blvd.,  Los  Angeles,  California  90029 
Otwell,    William;     (7)     (M)     College    Student;    1336    Hall,    Tempe, 

Arizona  85281 
Cuaresma,  Consuelo  O.;    (3)    (M)    School  Teacher;  Kekaha,  Hawaii 

96752 
Martin,  Gordon;  (8)   (M)  Physicist;  2627  Burgener  Blvd.,  San  Diego, 

California  92110 
McKenzie,  Leon  T.;   (9)    (M)  Vice-President  Mfg.  Co.;  2350  Daladier 

Dr.,  San  Pedro,  California  90732 
Saito,  Kazuo;    (10)    (M)    Landscape  Gardener;   120  N.  Bonnie  Brae 

St.,  Los  Angeles,  California  90026 

Reserves 

Locher,  Donald  R.;  (M)  Minister;  305  E.  Anapamu,  Santa  Barbara, 
California  93101 

Sasaki,  James  K.;  (M)  Minister;  333  S.  Garfield  Ave.,  Monterey 
Park,  California  91754 

Mann,  George  M.;  (M)  Minister;  3759  Orange  Ave.  Long  Beach, 
California  90807 

Coots,  Fred  H.;  (M)  Minister;  400  W.  Duarte  Rd.,  Arcadia,  Cali- 
fornia 91006 

Zimmer,  John  A.;  (M)  Minister;  114  N.  Pomona  Ave.,  Fullerton, 
California  92632 

Torrance,  Calvin  W.;  (M)  Minister;  817  W.  34th  St.,  Los  Angeles, 
California  90007 

Harada,  David  J.;  (M)  Minister;  280  Panio  St.,  Honolulu,  Hawaii 
96821 

Hinshaw,  Lawrence  A.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  5250  Santa 
Monica  Blvd.,  Los  Angeles,  California  90029 

Ragsdale,  Ray  W.;  (M)  Minister;  1551  El  Prado,  Torrance,  Cali- 
fornia 90501 

Edwards,  K.  Morgan;  (M)  Seminary  Professor;  1080  Scripps  Dr., 
Claremont,  California  91712 

White,  L.  L.;  (M)  Minister;  3320  W.  Adams  Blvd.,  Los  Angeles, 
California  90018 


The  JJyiited  Methodist  Church  87 

Olivas,  Mardoqueo  L.;  (M)  Dir.  Plaza  Comm.  Center;  648  Indiana 
Ave.,  Los  Angeles,  California  90023 

Robinson,  Russell  R.;  (M)  Minister;  5950  E.  Willow  St.,  Long  Beach, 
California  90815 

Hole,  D.  Leslie;  (M)  Retired  Business  Executive;  4467  West  61st 
St.,  Los  Angeles,  California  90043 

Griggs,  Ulysses  S.,  Sr. ;  (M)  Exec.  Housing  Authority;  1524  West 
36th  PL,  Los  Angeles,  California  90018 

Grumbein,  Percy;  (E)  Engineer;  845  St.  John  PL,  Claremont,  Cali- 
fornia 91711 

Mauerhan,  Clarence  W. ;  (E)  Citrus  Rancher;  210  Narcissus  St., 
Corona  Del  Mar,  California  92625 

Cooper,  Lawrence  T.;  (M)  Retired  Business  Executive;  2710  Lorain 
Rd.,  San  Marino,  California  91108 

Walker,  Marion  R.;  (M)  Agriculturist;  2751  Poll  St.,  Ventura,  Cali- 
fornia 93003 

Akamine,  Ernest  K.;  (M)  Professor;  2255  Hulali  PL,  Honolulu, 
Hawaii  96819 

Harshman,  David  T.;  (M)  Insurance;  1125  E.  Broadway,  Glendale, 
Calif.  91209 

Allen,  Jerry;  (M)  College  Student;  8708  10th  Ave.  #3,  Inglewood, 
California  90305 

Rollins,  William  B.;  (M)  Coordinator  MUM;  9910  S.  Cimarron  St., 
Los  Angeles,  California  90047 

Lindsey,  Jane;  (M)  Homemaker;  518  Carvalos  Dr.,  Chula  Vista, 
California  92010 

Self,  Nancy;  (M)  Homemaker;  6481  El  Roble  St.,  Long  Beach,  Cali- 
fornia 90815 

Orton,  Hubert  E.;  (M)  Real  Estate;  6253  Hollywood  Blvd.,  Los 
Angeles,  Calif.  90028 

SOUTHERN  CONGO  (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  4,  Seats  11-12 
Kaputo,  Elie  M.;   (11)    (M)   School  Professor;  Ecole  Secondaire-Unie, 

Katubwe  B.  P.  780,  Luluabourg  Republique  Democratique  du  Congo 
Muteteke,  Paul;    (3)    (M)    Director  Normal  School;   Institut  Brinton 

Mwajinga-Sandoa — Katanga,    Republique   Democratique   du   Congo 

Reserves 

Shindany,  Joseph  N.;    (M)    Minister;   Eglise   Methodiste-Unie,  B.  P. 

76,  Kapanga,  Republique  Democratique  du  Congo 
Mulundu,   Jonathan   S.;    (M)    General    Secretary,    Congo   Protestant 

Church  Council;  B.  P.  2714  Kinshasa  I,  Republique  Democratique 

du  Congo 

SOUTHERN  ILLINOIS   (8)  NC 

Sec.  C,  Rows  3-4,  Seats  6-9 

*Sims,  R.  Paul;    (5)    (M)    District   Superintendent;   402  N.   Poplar, 

Carbondale,  Illinois  62901 
Lowe,  Donald  L.;  (2)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  1019  N.  Burtschi, 

Vandalia,  Illinois  62417 
Lewis,  William  B.;  (14)  (M)  Minister;  St.  Louis  &  2nd,  Edwardsville, 

Illinois  62025 
Hollis,   Robert  R.;    (6)    (M)    Minister;    2   Signal   Hill   Blvd.,   E.   St. 

Louis,  Illinois  62203 
Fechtig,  Norman;   (3)    (E)   Assistant  Supt.  of  Schools;  R#l,  Carmi, 

Illinois  62821 


88  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Thompson,    Everett   K.;    (4)     (M)    Manuf.    Concrete   Prod.:    Sesser, 

Illinois  62884 
Cummins,  Marlene;   (7)    (M)  Conf.  Pres.  WSCS,  Teacher;  1710  Kane, 

Carlyle,  Illinois  62231 
Stanley,  David  L.;  (1)   (M)  Attorney;  Carmi,  Illinois  62821 

Reserves 

Kauffman,  John  E.;  (E)   Minister;  700  N.  East  Ave.,  Olney,  Illinois 

62450 
Nettleton,  James  L.;    (M)    Program   Director;   1919   Broadway,  Mt. 

Vernon,  Illinois  62864 
Henderson,  Johii;    (M)    District  Superintendent;    502  W.    St.   Louis, 

Lebanon,  Illinois  62254 
Lippman,  Roland  A.;    (M)    Minister;    413    E,   Broadway,    Centralia, 

Illinois  62801 
Smith,  Lowell;   (M)   Owner  Auto  Agency;  Eldorado,  Illinois  62930 
Davis,  Doris;   (M)   Member  Executive  Comm.,  Gen.  Bd.  of  Christian 

Social  Concerns;  P.  O.  Box  158,  Robinson,  Illinois  62454 
Buford,  John  L.;    (M)    School  Administrator,  Retired;  1020  N.  18th 

St.,  Mt.  Vernon,  111.  62864 
Rider,  John  R.;  (M)  So.  Illinois  Univ.  Faculty;  Edwardsville,  Illinois 

62025 

SOUTHERN  NEW  ENGLAND  (10)  NE 

Sec.  C,  Rows  9-10,  Seats  5-9 

*Caldwell,  Gilbert  H.,  Jr.;  (2)    (M)   Exec.  Dir.,  Ministerial  Interfaith 

Ass'n.,  NY;   25  West  132nd  Street,  New  York,   New  York  10035 
White,  E.  McKinnon;   (1)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  388  Porter 

St.,  Melrose,  Mass.  02176 
White,  C.  Dale;   (10)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  43  Gould  Place, 

East  Greenwich,  R.  I.  02818 
Ziegler,  Wilbur  C;  (6)    (M)  Minister;  204  Pondview  Dr.,  Springfield, 

Mass.  01108 
Muelder,    Walter   G.;    (3)     (M)    University   Dean;    82    Oxford    Rd., 

Newton  Center,  Mass.  02159 
Smith,  Harold  F.;   (7)    (M)  Director,  Hayden  Goodwill  Inn  for  Boys; 

9  Queen  Street,  Dorchester,  Mass.  02122 
Johnson,  Harry  L.,  II;  (8)   (M)  Management;  62  White  Place,  Brook- 
line,  Mass.  02146 
Grain,  Dight  W.;    (4)    (M)    Management;    10   Clover  Lane,   Natick, 

Mass.  01760 
Spurr,  Miss  Edith;  (13)    (M)  Student  Nurse;  240  Lynn  St.,  Peabody, 

Mass.  01960 
Weinberg,  Stanley  C,  Jr.;    (5)    (M) ;  197  Highland  St.,  Manchester, 

Conn.  06040 

Reserves 

Harding,  Richard  E.;  (M)  Conf.  Program  Director;  286  Marrett  Rd., 

Lexington,  Mass.  02173 
Uhlinger,  James  R.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   R.  D.  4,  Center 

Rd.,  Box  529,  Bolton,  Conn.  06040 
Post,  John  E.;  (M)  Minister;  18  McKay  Ave.,  Fitchburg,  Mass.  01420 
Felder,  Cain  H.;    (M)    Executive  Director,  B.M.C.R.;   890  Beckwith 

St.,  S.W.,  Atlanta,  Ga.  30314  . 

Almond,   Lawrence   F.;    (M)    Exec.   Director,    Mass.    Bible    Society; 

652  Commercial  St.,  Weymouth  Heights,  Mass.  02189 
Lindsay,    T.   Landon;    (M)    Special   Ministry   in   Human   Relations; 

18  Faulkner  Hill  Rd.,  Acton,  Mass.  01720 


The  United  Methodist  Church  89 

Gee,   Thomas   A.;    (E)    Executive;    5  Aberdeen   Rd.,   Weston,   Mass. 

02193 
Stewart,  Mrs.  Mary;    (M)    Housewife;   Suncrest  Dr.,  Somers,  Conn. 

06071 
Bell  Thomas;  (M)  Retired;  31  King  St.,  Putnam,  Conn.  06260 
Anderson,   Mrs.  Ruth;    (M)    Housewife;   Bray  Rd.,  Shelburne  Falls, 

Mass.  01370 
Shinn,  Ridgway  F.,  Jr.;   (M)   Professor;  22  Whittier  Dr.,  Johnston, 

R.  I.  02919 
Yeo,   J.   Wendell;    (M)    Professor;    11   Brae   Burn   Rd.,   Auburndale, 

Mass.  02166 

SOUTHERN  NEW  JERSEY  (8)  NE 

Sec.  C,  Rows  20-21,  Seats  9-12 
Sayre,  Charles  A.;    (9)    (M)   Minister;  24  Hinchman  Ave.,  Haddon- 

field,  N.  J.  08033 
Davis,  Hooker  D.;   (1)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   510  Main  St., 

Elmer,  N.  J.  08318 
Lee,  Ernest  W.;  (2)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  199  E.  Lake  Ave., 

Audubon,  N.  J.  08106 
Stanger,  Frank  B.;   (3)    (M)    President,  Asbury  Seminary;  203  As- 

bury  Dr.,  Wilmore,  Kentucky  40390 
*Walker,  Leon  E.;    (4)    (M)   Computer  Supervisor;  432  W.  Pine  St., 

Audubon,  N.  J.  08106 
Shipps,  Hammell  P.;    (10)    (M)   Medical  Doctor;  136  Winding  Way, 

Cinnaminson,  N.  J.  08077 
Hann,  Edwin  F.,  Jr.;    (8)    (M)    Lawyer;   Apt.   A,   101   Farnsworth 

Ave.,  Bordentown,  N.  J.  08505 
Brogdon,   Mrs.    Elizabeth   S.;     (7)     (M)    President    Conf.    WSCS;    4 

Ramapo  Lane,  Beach  Haven,  N.  J.  08008 

Reserves 

Cheney,   Edward  B.;    (M)    District    Superintendent;    2    Denise   Dr., 

Hamilton  Sq.,  Trenton,  N.  J.  08690 
Marker,  Charles  W.;    (M)   District  Superintendent;   725  Old  Corlies 

Ave.,  Neptune,  N.  J.  07753 
Lang,   Albert  V.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    445    E.    Main   St., 

Moorestown,  N.  J.  08057 
Hawk,  Louis  B.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    Sharp  &    Glenside 

Avenues,  Millville,  N.  J.  08332 
Arnold,   Frederick   D.;    (M)    Minister;    47   Fountain   Ave.,   Trenton, 

N.  J.  08618 
Howe,  Robert  B.;    (M)    Minister;   36  Delaware  Ave.,  Penns  Grove, 

N.  J.  08069 
Estilow,   Ulysses   S. ;    (E)    History   Professor;    Lincoln   Rd.,   Mullica 

Hill,  N.  J.  08062 
Kirk,  William;  (M)  O.  E.  O.  Director;  18  Norman  Lane,  Willingboro, 

N.  J.  08046 
Schilling,   Kurt   H.;    (M)    Federal   Aviation   Agency;    12   Lake   Dr., 

Linwood,  N.  J.  08221 
Backenson,  Henry  L. ;   (M)   Insurance;  41  Lake  St.,  Bridgeton,  N.  J. 

08302 
Davis,  Elwood;   (M)  Banking;  1614  N.  Arkansas  Ave.,  Atlantic  City, 

N.  J. 08401 
Johnson,  Mrs.  Frank;    (M)   Housewife;   164  E.  Atlantic  Ave.,  Ocean 

City,  N.  J.  08226 


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SOUTHWEST  (2)  SC 

Sec.  D,  Row  12,  Seats  7-8 

*Lester,  W.  D.;   (9)    (M)   Minister;  1113  State  St.,  Little  Rock,  Ark. 

72001 
Preston,  Alice;    (3)    (M)   Pres.  Conf.  WSCS;  Box  98,  Murfreesboro, 

Arkansas  71958 

Reserves 

None 

SOUTHWEST  GERMANY  (4)  OS 

Sec.  A,  Rows  11-12,  Seats  6-7 

*Michelmann,  Heinrich;    (1)    (M)    Superintendent;   75  Karlsruhe  41, 

Auer  Str.  20  a — Germany 
Mossinger,  Manfred;   (5)    (E)   Minister;  7534  Birkenfeld,  Schillerstr. 

10 — Germany 
Wunderlich,   Maria;    (4)     (M)  ;    6   Frankfurt   am   Main   1,    Grillpar- 

zerstr.  34 — Germany 
Hermann,  Dr.  Erich;    (13)    (E)    Director;  6  Frankfurt  am  Main  50, 

Kobbachstr.  9 — Germany 

Reserves 

Kumm,  Kurt;  (M)  Minister;  6  Frankfurt  am  Main  1,  Wilhelm- 
Leuschner-Str.  8 — Germany 

Deiss,  Werner;  (E)  Minister;  753  Pforzheim,  Simmlerstr.  4 — Ger- 
many 

Hermann,  Theodor;    (M)   633  Wetzlar,  Am  Sturzkopf  24f— Germany 

Weber,  Oskar;  (E) ;  6  Frankfurt  am  Main,  Egelsbacher  Str.  1,  Ger- 
many 

SOUTHWEST  TEXAS   (12)   SC 

Sec.  D,  Rows  11-12,  Seats  1-6 

*  Dixon,  Ernest  T.;   (6)    (M)   Staff,  Program  Council;  601  W.  River- 
view,  Dayton,  Ohio  45406 
Heaeock,    Jack    D.;    (11)     (M)    District    Superintendent;    Box    6301, 

Corpus  Christi,  Texas  78411 
Ricker,    George   M.;    (5)     (M)    Minister;    3151    Reid    Drive,    Corpus 

Christi,  Texas  78404 
Owens,  J.    Garfield;    (7)     (M)    District    Superintendent;    P.    O.    Box 

28098,  San  Antonio,  Texas  78228 
Richardson,    Ted   I.;     (9)     (M)     Minister;    2140    Allandale,    Austin, 

Texas  78756 
Seiler,  Ralph  H.;    (12)    (M)    Minister;  230  E.  Travis,  San  Antonio, 

Texas  78205 
Reavley,  Tom;    (1)    (M)   Judge;   1312  Meriden  Lane,  Austin,  Texas 

78703 
King,  John  T.;  (3)    (M)  College  President;  2400  Givens  Ave.,  Austin, 

Texas  78722 
Walker,  James  M.;   (2)    (M)   Electronics;  973  Jefferson  Ave.,  Seguin, 

Texas  78155 
McMillan,  Mrs.  Norris;   (13)    (M)   Member,  Bd.  of  Missions;  Mason, 

Texas  76856 
Hand,  Don  J.;    (4)    (M)    Attorney;   723  Pickwell  Dr.,  San  Antonio, 

Texas  78223 


The  United  Methodist  Church  91 

Wilshusen,  Mrs.  John;    (10)    (M)   Conf.  Pres.  WSCS;  326  Glenmore, 
Corpus  Christi,  Texas  78412 

Reserves 

Holmes,    William  A.;    Minister;    2409    Guadalupe    St.,  Austin,   Texas 

78703 
Woods,  Prenza  L.;   (M)   Assoc.  Prog.  Dir. ;   Box  28098,  San  Antonio, 

Texas  78228 
Hierholzer,  Elmer  J.;   (M)    District  Superintendent;  1209  Whitewing, 

McAllen,  Texas  78501 
Harris,    William    M.;    (M)    District    Superintendent;    4012    Crescent 

Dr    Austin  Texas  78722 
Ader',Joe  K.;\u)  Minister;  Box  268,  El  Campo,  Texas  77437 
Gray,   Barrel  D.;    (M)    Minister;    227   W.    Woodlawn,    San   Antonio, 

Texas  78212 
Mann,  C.  Jordan;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   Box  687,  Kerrville, 

Texas  78028 
Lembke,  Dr.  Glen  L.;    (M)    Theological  Professor;   134  Bryker  Dr., 

San  Antonio,  Texas  78209 
McQueen,  Jack;   (M)  Bell  Telephone  Executive;  4650  Janssen,  Corpus 

Christi,  Texas  78411 
Woolsey,   R.    W.;    (M)    Attorney;    Box    2446,    Corpus    Christi,   Texas 
Perry,  Kirby  W.;    (M)    Architect;   Box  5544,  Austin,  Texas   78703 
Brovi^n,  Dr.  Claude  W.;    (M)    Oil  Development;  Box  1029,  McCamey, 

Texas  79752 
Spruce,  Miss  Susan;    (M)    Student;  c/o  Mrs.  Robert  Spruce,  Flores- 

ville,  Texas  78011 
Erck,  Fred;    (M)    Rancher  &  Banker;   Box  156,  Alice,  Texas  78332 

SWEDEN   (2)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  11,  Seats  6-7 

Larson,   Gunnar  E.;    (5)    (M)    Minister;    Sturegatan   16,   S   502   31 

Boras,  Sw^eden 
*Amark,    Curt;     (4)     (M)    Doctor;    Sagostigen    5,    161    37    Bromma, 

Sweden 

Reserves 

Berg,  Josef  E.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  Aschebergsg.  38,411.33 

Goteborg,  Sweden 
Lindell,  Rolf;    (M)    Minister;  Frostv.  19,  441  00  Alingsas,  Sweden 
Wedar,  Torsten  E.  V.;  (M)   Minister;  Sibylleg.  18,  114  42  Stockholm, 

Sweden 
Carlstedt,  Gustav  G.;  (M)  Minister;  Flemingg.  14,  602  24  Norrkoping, 

Sweden 
Holm,  Carl-Axel;   (M)  Fil.  Mag.  Teacher;  Liljeholmens  Folkhogskola, 

590  41  Rimforsa,  Sweden 
Collin,  Anne  Marie;  (M)  Seminary  Teacher;  Box  376,  721  07  Vasteras, 

Sweden 
Nordieng,   Ingemar;    (M)    Optician;    Hallandsg,   30,  571   00   Nassjo, 

Sweden 
Carro,  Bengt;    (M)    Ing.;    Egilsv.   84,   151   57   Soder*alje,   Sweden 

SWITZERLAND  (M)    (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  12,  Seats  11-12 
Tobler,  Theophil  J.;   (5)    (M)   Superintendent;  Weyerstrasse  22,  CH- 
3084  Wabern  BE,  Switzerland 


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*Gsell,  Theophil  H.;  (4)  (M)  Pres.,  Methodist  Church  in  Switzerland; 
Hallwilstrasse  2,  CH-5600  Lenzburg,  Switzerland 

Reserves 

Siegfried,  Peter  M.;  (M)  Minister;  Rue  Kageneck  no.  7  F-67,  Stras- 
bourg, France 

Rohmann,  Kurt  M.;  (M)  Lay-Leader;  Gartenstadtstrasse  21,  CH- 
3098  Koniz  BE,  Switzerland 

SWITZERLAND  (E)   (2)  OS 

Sec.  D,  Row  11,  Seats  11-12 

Geissbuhler,  Theo;  (13)    (E)  Minister;  Frey-Herose-Strasse  17,  5000 

Aarau,  Switzerland 
*Stich,  Siegfried;    (9)    (E)   Textil-Kauf mann ;  Larchenfeld  414,  4803 

Vordemwald,  Switzerland 

Reserves 
Buchmiiller,   Josua;    (E)    Minister;    Gellertstrasse   144,   4000    Basel, 

Switzerland 
Merz,  Alfred;   (E)   Chemist;  Lettenstr.  5,  5200  Windisch,  Switzerland 

TENNESSEE  (10)  SE 
Sec.  B,  Rows  5-6,  Seats  1-5 

*Tomlin,  William  H.;  (12)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  410  Profes- 
sional Plaza  Bldg.,  Madison,  Tenn.  37115 

Corry,  John  G.;  (6)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  306  Gay  St.,  Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 37203 

Spain,  Robert  H.;  (13)  (M)  Minister;  121  Davidson  Rd.,  Nashville, 
Tenn.  37205 

Fowler,  H.  Thornton;  (9)  (M)  Publishing  House  Representative; 
201  8th  Ave.,  S.,  Nashville,  Tenn.  37202 

Allison,  John  R.;  (3)  (M)  Minister;  6018  New  York  Ave.,  Nashville, 
Tenn. 37209 

Ford,  Floyd;  (7)  (M)  College  Professor;  Rt.  6,  Clarksville,  Tenn. 
37040 

Roberts,  Mrs.  William  T.;  (1)  (M)  Pres.  W.  S.  C.  S.;  491  Brentview 
Hills  Dr.,  Nashville,  Tenn.  37220 

Stone,  S.  Lloyd;  (4)  (M)  Retired  U.S.  Gov.;  903  Woodmont  Dr., 
Murfreesboro,  Tenn.  37131 

Buttrey,  D.  Roscoe;  (10)  (M)  Banker;  5936  Sedberry  Rd.,  Nashville, 
Tenn. 37205 

Sexton,   Mrs.   Joe;    (5)     (M)    Homemaker;    Dover,   Tennessee   37058 

Reserves 

Ritter,  Philip  M.;  (M)  Minister;  220  Church  St.,  Murfreesboro,  Tenn. 

37130 
Broyles,   Jay   E.;    (M)    District    Superintendent;    418   Minerva   Dr., 

Murfreesboro,  Tenn.  37130 
Strother,  W.Bruce;  (M)  Minister;  Gallatin,  Tennessee  37066 
Alexander,  Ben  C;    (M)    Minister;    204    E.    Spring   St.,   Cookeville, 

Tenn.  38501 
Morris,  William  W.;   (M)  Conf.  Program  Council;  1907  Acklen  Ave., 

Nashville,  Tenn.  37212 
Jones,  George  K.;   (M)  Minister;  422  GlenPark  Dr.,  Nashville,  Tenn. 

37217 
Calhoun,   Mrs.   Frank   A.;    (M)    Gen.   Bd.   of   Missions;    204   Woods 

Cr.,  Columbia,  Tenn.  38401 


The  United  Methodist  Church  93 

Rosser,  Mrs.  Ellen;  (M)  Metro  Empl.;  805  Lischey  Ave.,  Nashville, 
Tenn.  37207 

Bell,  James  M.;  (M) ;  Dickson,  Tennessee  37055 

Waller,  R.  W.;  (E)  ;  Clarksville,  Tennessee  37040 

Puckett,  L.  G.,  Jr.;    (M)    Businessman;   Livingston,  Tennessee  38570 

Atchison,  Calvin;  (M)  College  Professor;  940  37th  Ave.,  N.,  Nash- 
ville, Tenn.  37210 

TEXAS  (20)  SC 
Sec.  A,  Rows  13-14,  Seats  1-10 

*Hardt,  John  W.;    (6)    (M)    Minister;   Box  3247,   Beaumont,  Texas 

77704 
McCleskey,   Wayne  H.;    (7)     (M)    Minister;    300    W.    Ervi^in,   Tyler, 

Texas  75701 
Randolph,  Willie  B.;   (3)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   5215  South 

Main,  Houston,  Tx.  77002 
Davis,  Carlos  W.;   (5)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  300  W.  Erwin, 

Tyler,  Texas  75701      ' 
Shamblin,  J.  Kenneth;  (2)    (M)  Minister;  Box  22013,  Houston,  Texas 

77027 
Kellow,  M.  Keith;  (9)   (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  3666,  Bryan, 

Texas  77801 
Fagan,   Harold;     (4)     (M)    District    Superintendent;    Drawer    1101, 

Nacogdoches,  Tx.  75961 
Mayes,  Allen  M.;    (8)    (M)    Staff,  Bd.  of  Pensions;   1200  Davis  St., 

Evanston,  111.  60201 
Shook,  Wallace  T.;  (11)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  5215  S.  Main, 

Houston,  Texas  77002 
Love,  Elza  L;    (13)    (M)    Minister;  Box  488,  Bellaire,  Texas  77401 
Goens,  Ray  W.;    (2)    (M)    Physician;   2210  Maroneal,   Houston,  Tx. 

77025 
Strickland,   Don   L.;    (4)     (M)    Business   &   Investments;    Box   1268, 

Liberty,  Texas  77575 
Seals,  Woodrow;    (1)    (M)  Judge;  1510  Lehman,  Houston,  Tx.  77018 
Humphrey,  L.  A.,  Jr.;  (8)   (M)  Realtor,  CPA;  5515  Ave.  K,  Galveston, 

Tx.  77550 
Pope,  H.  David,  Jr.;    (14)    (M)    Physician;   3411  Parkway  Terrace, 

Bryan,  Tx.  77801 
Morton,   Mrs.    C;    (7)     (M)    Homemaker;    1360    Prairie,    Beaumont, 

Tx.  77701 
Bramlett,    Sam    C;     (13)     (M)    Business    Executive;    3228    Indiana, 

Baytown,  Tx.  77520 
Clark,  Mrs.  Lamar;    (6)    (M)   Homemaker;  106  Westwood,  Baytown, 

Tx.  77520 
Decker,  Mrs.  E.  Moore;    (10)    (M)   Homemaker;   Box  1307,  Jackson- 
ville, Tx.  75766 
Paxton,  James  R.;    (12)    (M)   Attorney;  Drawer  P.,  Palestine,  Texas 

75801 

Reserves 

Allen,  Charles  L.;   (M)   Minister;  1320  S.  Main,  Houston,  Tx.  77002 

Hayes,  Robert  E.,  Sr.;  (M)  College  President;  Wiley  College,  Mar- 
shall, Tx.  75670 

Heflin,  James  M.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  898,  Baytown, 
Tx.  77520 

Riley,  James  L.;  (M)  Minister;  6856  Bellaire  Blvd.,  Houston,  Tx. 
77036 

Haygood,  W.  Hooper;  (M)  Minister;  3611  University  Blvd.,  Houston, 
Tx.  77005 


94  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Shoultz,  Jack  W.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Drawer  3606,  Beau- 
mont, Tx.  77704 

Robinson,  Richard  H.;  (M)  Assoc.  Program  Director;  5215  S.  Main, 
Houston,  Tx.  77002 

Barrow,  Emmitt  C;  (M)  Minister;  Box  1358,  Port  Arthur,  Tx. 
77640 

Krause,  Bruce  E.;  (M)  Conf.  Direc.  Leadership  Devel.;  5215  S.  Main, 
Houston,  Tx.  77002 

Orrick,  L.  C;    (M)    Minister;    5501   Beechnut,  Houston,  Tx.  77035 

Murray,  Richard  T.;  (M)  Professor,  Perkins;  SMU,  Dallas,  Texas 
75222 

Parr,  Thomas  H.;    (M)   Realtor;  3427  Bremond,  Houston,  Tx.  77004 

Wooten,  Mrs.  H.  L.;    (M)    Teacher;    Star  Rte.,  Lovelady,   Tx.  75851 

Robinson,  Frank  J.;  (M)  Utility  Co.  Supervisor;  1019  12th  St., 
Huntsville,  Tx.  77340 

Greer,  W.  E.;  (M)  Attorney;  1502  Driftwood  Lane,  Galveston,  Tx. 
77550 

Allen,  Joe  B;  (M)  Attorney;  1105  Eden,  Longview,  Tx.  75601 

Faubion,  Mrs.  E.  Maurice;  (M)  Homemaker;  3031  Robinwood,  Hous- 
ton, Tx.  77005 

Jeter,  Mrs.  Velma  M.;  (M)  Teacher;  1202  Third,  Beaumont,  Tx. 
77701 

Crawford,  Mrs.  Mary  G.;  (M)  Professor;  808  Atkins,  Marshall, 
Tx.  75670 

Sparks,  John  R.;    (M)   Attorney;  704  Sherwood,  Pasadena,  Tx.  77502 

Rooks,  Frank;  (M)  FBI  Investigator;  10606  Hazelhurst,  Houston, 
Tx.  77043 

McGrew,  Mrs.  Mary  M.;  (M)  Model  Cities  Program  Planner;  7305 
Brompton,  Houston,  Tx.  77025 

TROY  (8)  NE 
Sec.  C,  Rows  9-10,  Seats  1-4 

Adkins,  Leon  M.,  Jr.;   (6)    (M)    Minister;  21  Sunnyside  Rd.,  Scotia, 

N.  Y.  12302 
Patton,  Luther  A.;    (7)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   8  Brookwood 

Dr.,  Saratoga  Springs,  New  York  12866 
Melius,  Arthur  R.;  (1)    (M)   Minister;  831  Jamaica  Rd.,  Schenectady, 

N.  Y. 12309 
Fishbeck,   Royal   B.,   Jr.;    (13)     (M)    Minister;    6    South   Lake   Ave., 

Troy,  N.  Y.  12180 
*Ogden,  Mrs.  Selma;   (5)    (M)   Housewife;  316  Northern  Blvd.,  Apt. 

1-B,  Albany,  N.  Y.  12204 
Cooper,   Earle  N.;    (12)     (M)    Attorney;   Church    St.,   Nassau,   New 

York  12123 
Kirchner,  Frederick  K.;   (11)    (M)    Scientist;  9  Rural  Place,  Delmar, 

N.  Y. 12054 
Waterfield,  Donald  A.;   (4)    (M)  Businessman;  14  Robin  Lane,  Eagle 

Mills,  Troy,  N.  Y.  12180 

Reserves 

Burgess,  E.  Clayton,  Jr.;    (M)    Minister;   15   New  Street,   So.   Glen 

Falls,  N.  Y.  12801 
Rhinesmith,  John  G.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  100  Observatory 

St.,  Bennington,  Vermont  05201 
Conklin,  Rowland  S.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   4   Arden   Craig 

Dr.,  Albany,  N.  Y.  12203 
Thomas,  Robert  B.;    (M)    Minister;   128  Adams  PI.,  Delmar,  N.  Y. 

12054 


The  United  Methodist  Church  95 

Trost,  Mrs.  Alice;  (M)  Housewife;  30  Fifth  Ave.,  Saratoga  Springs, 
N.  Y. 12866 

Vanderbilt,  Chester  W.;  (M)  Businessman;  30  Birchwood  Ave.,  Rens- 
selaer, N.  Y.  12144 

Doty,  L.  Arthur;  (M)  Businessman;  Salisbury,  Vermont  05769 

Wusterbarth,  Harold  J.;  (M)  Accountant;  395  Daniels  Ave.,  Sche- 
nectady, N.  Y.  12304 

UPPER  MISSISSIPPI  (2)  SE 

Sec.  B,  Row  8,  Seats  9-10 

*Graham,  John  H.;   (6)    (M)    Board  of  Missions;  475  Riverside  Dr., 

New  York,  N.  Y.  10024 
Presley,  I.  P.;    (4)    (M)    Businessman;   111  College  Ave.,  Kosciusko, 

Miss.  39090 


Reserves. 


None 


VIRGINIA  (30)  SE 

Sec.  B,  Rows  15-16,  Seats  1-12 
Sec.  B,  Row  17,  Seats  1-6 

Sanders,  Carl  J.;   (9)    (M)   Minister;  3410  S.  8th  St.,  Arlington,  Va. 
22204 

Martin,   Paul   D.,   Jr.;    (8)     (M)    District   Superintendent;    4016    W. 
Broad  St.,  Richmond,  Va.  23230 

Douglass,  Carl  H.,  Jr.;   (6)    (M)  Minister;  4604  Winston  Rd.,  Ports- 
mouth, Va.  23703 

Fink,  Harold  H.;    (13)    (M)    Minister;   903  Forest  Ave.,  Richmond, 
Va.  23229 

Riddick,   Roland   P.;    (2)     (M)    Program   Director;   4016   W.    Broad 
St.,  Richmond  Va.  23230 

Hughes,  Harold  H.;   (7)    (M)   Minister;  6935  Columbia  Pike,  Annan- 
dale,  Va.  22003 

Newman,  M.  Douglas;   (0)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  7  Douglas 
Dr.,  Newport  News,  Va.  23601 

Eaton,  Harry  B.;  (3)   (M)  Minister;  2309  Cameron  Mills  Rd.,  Alexan- 
dria, Va.  22302 

Tate,  Godfrey  L.;   (1)    (M)   Minister;  3210  Garland  Ave.,  Richmond, 
Va.  23222 

Lightner,    George   S.;    (8)     (M)    Personnel    (P.    Area);    4016   West 
Broad  St.,  Richmond,  Va.  23230 

Fulk,  Floyd  L;   (5)    (E)   District  Superintendent;  Box  317,  Parksley, 
Va.  23421 

Carson,  Joseph  T.,  Jr.;   (10)    (M)   District  Superintendent;   Box  265, 
Urbanna,  Va.  23175 

Turner,  James  W.;    (14)    (M)    District  Superintendent;  5001  Echols 
Ave.,  Alexandria,  Va.  22311 

Eutsler,  R.  Kern;    (1)    (M)    Executive  Director  Meth.  Homes,  Inc., 
4611  W.  Broad  St.,  Richmond,  Va.  23230 

Parker,  Robert  P.;    (12)     (M)    President,    Shenandoah    College;    524 

Jefferson  St.,  Winchester,  Va.  22601 
*Bray,  Jerry  G.;    (2)    (M)   Judge;  707  Liberty  St.,  Chesapeake,  Va. 

23324 
Jefferson,  A.  G.;   (12)    (M)   Optical  Supplies;  204  Pennsylvania  Ave., 

Lynchburg,  Va.  24502 
Walker,  W.  Roland;  (10)  (M)  Business;  Kenbridge,  Va.  23944 
Rixse,  John  H.,  Jr.;  (4)   (M)  Professional  Engineer;  717  Grand  Viev 
Dr.,  Alexandria,  Va.  22305 


96  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Vaughan,  William  C;  (13)  (M)  Business;  2306  Bedford  Ave.,  Lynch- 
burg, Va.  24503 

Russell,  John  B.;  (9)  (M)  Business;  1510  Ross  Building,  Richmond 
Va.  23219 

Robey,  William  T.,  Jr.;  (3)  (M)  Business;  P.  O.  Box  386,  Buena 
Vista,  Va.  24416 

Kellam,  Harold  B.;  (4)  (M)  Business;  3113  Pacific  Ave.,  Virginia 
Beach,  Va.  23451 

Linhoss,  John  C;  (7)  (E)  Business;  810  Hillcrest  Dr.,  Staunton, 
Va.  24401 

White,  Luther  W.,  Ill;  (3)  (M)  College  President;  Randolph-Macon 
College,  Ashland,  Va.  23005 

Tignor,  Thomas  P.;  (5)  (M)  Business;  3925  Park  Ave.,  Richmond, 
Va.  23221 

Born,  Mrs.  Harry  E.;  (7)  (M)  Housewife;  3046  Germantown  Rd., 
Oakton,  Va.  22124 

Simpson,  John  C,  Jr.;  (11)  (M)  College  President;  158  Confederate 
Ave.,  Danville,  Va.  24541 

Hartz,  Mrs.  Paul;  (11)  (M)  Conf.  President  WSCS;  P.  O.  Box  5, 
Waverly,  Va.  23890 

Allen,  Mrs.  James;  (14)  (M)  Housewife;  1720  S.  Fillmore  St.,  Arling- 
ton, Va.  22204 

Reserves 

♦ 

Minnick,  Carlton  P.;    (M)    Minister;   P.   O.   BB,  Williamsburg,   Va. 

23185 
Kidd,  Charles  O.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   5001   Echols  Ave., 

Alexandria,  Va.  22311 
Ashby,  Harvey  W.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   1313  Grove  Rd., 

Charlottesville,  Va.  22901 
Knight,  William  E.;   (M)   Minister;  1024  Harpersville  Rd.,  Newport 

News,  Va.  23601 
Sheaffer,  Lee  B.;   (E)   Minister;  2421  N.  Glebe  Rd.,  Arlington,  Va. 

22207 
Pannell,  James  M.;   (M)   Minister;  P.  0.  Box  906,  Portsmouth,  Va. 

23705 
Landis,   Theodore  E.;    (M)    Minister;    154   Holbrook  Ave.,   Danville, 

Va.  24541 
Watkins,  R.  Beverly;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    5016  Dogwood 

Trail,  Portsmouth,  Va.  23703 
Freeman,   W.  Carroll;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   808   High  St., 

Farmville,  Va.  23901 
Sawyer,  John  R.;   (E)   Minister;  410  W.  Beverly  St.,  Staunton,  Va. 

24401 
Gruver,   Esdras   S.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    162   Hawthorne 

Dr.,  Winchester,  Va.  22601 
Potts,  Edgar  A.;   (M)   Minister;  3268  Allendale  St.,  S.  W.,  Roanoke, 

Va.  24014 
Felty,  Beverly;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    160  Hawthorne   Dr., 

Danville,  Va.  24541 
Davidson,   John  H.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    1647    Westover 

Ave.,  Petersburg,  Va.  23803 
Johnston,  Joseph  S.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;    5964  Joffa  PL, 

Springfield,  Va.  22150 
Mast,  Jacob  W.;   (M)  District  Superintendent;  2233  Rivermont  Ave., 

Lynchburg,  Va.  24503 
Newman,  John  W.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  608  Mountain  Trust 

Bldg.,  Roanoke,  Va.  24011  „     ., 

Kelly,    Owen    T.;     (M)     Minister,    Retired;    530    Hartswood    Trail, 

Chesapeake,  Va.  23320 


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Pope,  J.  W.,  Jr.,    (M)    Business;   Boykins,  Va.  23827 

Manning,  Charles  C;  (M)  Business;  Palmyra,  Va.  22963 

French,   Burton  L.;    (M)    Business;   3614  Paul   St.,  Alexandria,  Va. 

22311 
Header,  James  A.;    (M)    Business;   Box  433,  Salem,  Virginia  23040 
Fears,  Macon  F.;  (M)  Business;  Ontario,  Virginia  23956 
Farley,  Charles  M.;   (M)   Business;  306  Royster  Bldg.,  Norfolk,  Va. 

23510 
Figgs,  Clyde  P.;  (M)  Business;  Parksley,  Virginia  23421 
Moss,  Melvin  C;  (M)  Business;  Kinsale,  Virginia  22488 
Tamkin,  R.  Naymon;    (M)   Business;  Box  206,  Strasburg,  Va.  22657 
Douglas,    Willard    H.;    (M)    Business;    415    N,    2nd    St.,    Richmond, 

Va.  23219 
Rowe,  J.  Edgar;    (M)    Business;  107  Salt  Ponds  Rd.,  Hampton,  Va. 

23364 
Decker,   Clyde   A.;    (M)    Business;   2904   Replica  Lane,   Portsmouth, 

Va.  23703 
Wood,  T.  Clay;   (M)  Business;  Landelyn  Farm,  Nokesville,  Va.  22123 
Reames,  David  H.,  Jr.;  (M)  Business;  1026  Johnson  Ave.,  Petersburg, 

Va.  23803 
Chiles,  Charles  E.;  (M)  Business;  Louisa,  Virginia  23093 
Huber,  Paul  W.;    (M)    Business;   2   Edgewood   Dr.,   Nevi^port  News, 

Va.  23606 
Snead,  Dr.  James  G.;  (M)  Medical;  2923  Rosalind  Ave.,  SW,  Roanoke, 

Va.  24014 
Lockowandt,  Walter;    (E)    Business;   10311  Wood  Rd.,  Fairfax,  Va. 

22030 

WEST  BERLIN  (4)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  7,  Seats  7-10 

""Eckstein,   D.   D.   Herbert;    (1)     (E)    Superintendent;    1-Berlin    33, 

Koenigsallee  70,  Germany 
Manns,   Herbert;    (13)     (M)    Minister;    1-Berlin   27,    Gorkistr.,    127, 

Germany 
Doering,   Martin;    (4)     (M)    Conf,    Lay   Leader;    1-Berlin   19,   Neue 

Kantstr.  6,  Germany 
Meinhardt,  Lydia;    (7)    (E)    Conf.  Worn.  Leader;   1-Berlin  61,  Dief- 

fenbachstr.  39,  Germany 

Reserves 

Goebel,  Eberhard;  (E)  Minister;  1-Berlin  46,  Kaiser  Wilhelm  Str. 
29,  Germany 

Brose,  Winfriecl;  (M)  Minister;  1-Berlin  61,  Bergmannstr.  22,  Ger- 
many 

Kumm,  Joachim;  (M)  Lay  representative;  1-Berlin  41,  Liebowzeile 
12a,  Germany 

Kleinitz,  Erwin;  (E)  Lay  representative;  1-Berlin  61,  Dieffenbachstr. 
39,  Germany 

WEST  CHINA   (2)  OS 

No  delegates  elected 

WEST  MICHIGAN  (10)  NC 

Sec.  C,  Rows  3-4,  Seats  1-5 

*Taylor,  Lawrence   R.;    (8)     (E)    Minister;    1100   Lake   Dr.,    S.    E., 

Grand  Rapids,  Michigan  49506 
Page,   Carlos   C;    (13)     (M)    Minister;    275   Pipestone    St.,    Benton 

Harbor,  Michigan  49022 


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Burns,  Alden  B.;   (3)    (M)    Minister;  3919  Portage  Rd.,  Kalamazoo, 

Michigan  49001 
Wright,   James    W.;    (6)     (M)    Minister;   212   S.   Park,    Kalamazoo, 

Michigan  49006 
Pohl,  Keith  I.;    (11)    (M)    UMHE-MSU   East  Lansing   Direc;    118 

S.  Harrison,  East  Lansing,  Michigan  48823 
Wilcox,  Katherine  W.;    (1)    (M)    Psychologist;   333   Sixth,  Traverse 

City,  Michigan  49684 
Newman,  Mrs.  Rosalyn;   (7)    (M)   Housewife;  2518  Outlook,  Kalama- 
zoo, Michigan  49001 
Peterson,  Arden  M.;  (5)    (E)  Professor;  2236  Hamilton  Rd.,  Okemos, 

Michigan  48864 
Babcock,  John;    (4)    (M)    Farmer;   R.   2,  Hartford,  Michigan  49057 
Holbrook,  Donald  E.;  (2)   (M)  Circuit  Judge;  Box  29,  Clare,  Michigan 

48617 

Reserves 

Avery,   Keith   T.;    (M)    Program   Director;    11    Fuller   S.E.,    Grand 

Rapids,  Mich.  49506 
Tennayit,  John  W.;    (M)    Minister;   114   E.   Michigan,  Battle  Creek, 

Mich.  49014 
Francis,  John  L.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  Suite  208,  Columbia 

Square   Bldg.,   181   E.    Columbia   Ave.,   Battle   Creek,   Mich.   49015 
Forkner,  Stanley   H.;    (E)    Staff   Director;    11    Fuller    S.E.,    Grand 

Rapids,  Mich.  49506 
DeMoss,   Lynn   A.;    (M)    Minister;    600   E.    Michigan   Ave.,   Albion, 

Mich.  49224 
Selleck,  Richard  A.;  (M)  Minister;  2109  Carter  Dr.,  Muskegon,  Mich. 

49441 
Strong,   Donald   T.;    (M)    Executive;    4602   Canterbury,   Kalamazoo, 

Mich.  49007 
Jackson,  Andrew;    (M) ;   829   Farnsworth,   Big  Rapids,   Mich.  49037 
Sorensen,    Earl;    (M)     Manager,    Hudson    Farms;    Fennville,    Mich. 

49408 
Lundquist,  C.  David;   (M)  Attorney;  2425  S.  Park,  Kalamazoo,  Mich. 

49001 
Dean,  Ben,  Jr.;    (M)   Advertising  Executive;   1349  Lenox  Rd.,  S.E., 

Grand  Rapids,  Michigan  49506 
Kennaugh,  John  H.;  (E)  Executive  Secretary;  514  Elmshaven,  Lans- 
ing, Mich.  48917 

WEST  OHIO  (36)  NC 
Sec.  C,  Rows  13-14-15,  Seats  1-12 

*Messmer,  William  K.;  (9)  (E)  Administrative  Ass't  to  Bishop 
Ensley;  395  E.  Broad  St.,  Columbus,  Ohio  43215 

Stuckey,  Paul  E.;  (3)  (M)  Minister;  90  W.  College  Ave.,  Westerville, 
Ohio  43081 

Byler,  Robert  A.;  (13)  (M)  Minister;  2657  E.  Broad  St.,  Columbus, 
Ohio  43209 

Graham,  Joseph  R.;  (10)  (E)  District  Superintendent;  898  E.  State 
St.,  Athens,  Ohio  45701 

Hardin,  Granville  N.;  (14)  (M)  Minister;  395  E.  Broad  St.,  Colum- 
bus, Ohio  43215 

Rodeheffer,  Calvin;  (9)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  522  National 
Bank  Bldg.,  Portsmouth,  Ohio  45662 

Riley,  Sumpter  M.,  Jr.;  (5)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  205  Ma- 
sonic Bldg.,  Lima,  Ohio  45801 

Colaw,  Emerson  S.;  (5)  (M)  Minister;  1345  Grace  Ave.,  Cincinnati, 
Ohio  45208 


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Flinchbaugh,  James  E.;    (6)    (E)    Minister;   2701  S.   Smithville  Rd., 

Dayton,  Ohio  45420 
Biddle,  Glenn  H.;    (7)     (E)    Director  of  Ministries;   333   Pearl   St., 

Jackson,  Ohio  45640 
Chiles,   Paul  D.;    (8)     (M)    District    Superintendent;    514-1/2    Third 

St.,  Defiance,  Ohio  43512 
Vandegriff,  Paul  M.;  (1)   (M)  Minister;  2658  Drummond  Rd.,  Toledo, 

Ohio  43606 
Ber gland,  John  K.;  (6)    (E)  Dir.  of  Admissions,  United  Theo.  Sem.; 

1810  Harvard  Blvd.,  Dayton,  Ohio  45406 
Yocorn,  Donald  R.;    (7)    (M)    Minister;   524   S.  Collins   Ave.,  Lima, 

Ohio  45204 
Dickhaut,   Walter  R.,  St.;    (6)     (M)    District   Superintendent;   2138 

Madison  Ave.,  Toledo,  Ohio  43624 
Osborn,  John  F.;    (2)     (E)    Assoc.   Director,  Program    Council;    395 

E.  Broad  St.,  Columbus,  Ohio  43215 
Dutt,  Harold;    (12)    (E)   District  Superintendent;  601  W.  Riverview 

Ave.,  Dayton,  Ohio  45406 
Calkins,  Raoul  C.;   (3)    (M)   Ex.  Secy.,  Quadrennial  Emphasis  Com- 
mittee; 601  W.  Riverview  Ave.,  Dayton,  Ohio  45406 
Hottle,  Darrell;   (2)    (M)   Judge;  355  W.  Walnut  St.,  Hillsboro,  Ohio 

45133 
Slutz,  Leonard  D.;    (2)    (M)   Attorney;  Tri-State  Bldg.,  432  Walnut 

St.,  Cincinnati,  Ohio  45202 
DeLong,   Dale   F.;    (4)    (E)    Insurance   Agent;    590   Ridgewood   Dr., 

Circleville,  Ohio  43113 
Hunt,  Kenneth   W.;    (1)    (M)    Technician;   P.   0.  Box   73,  Casstown 

Ohio  45312 
Hawkins,  Donald;    (4)    (M)    Attorney;  2227  Innisbrook  Rd.,  Toledo, 

Ohio  45208 
Boda,  Harold  L.;    (3)    (E) ;  3101  Kenmore  Ave.,  Dayton,  Ohio  45420 
Leonard,   Mrs.  James   M.;    (11)    (M)    Housewife;   811   Francis  Ave., 

Columbus,  Ohio  43209 
Redmond,  Charles  D.;   (12)    (E)  Attorney;  2857  Charing  Rd.,  Colum- 
bus, Ohio  43221 
Heisel,  Eldred  B.;    (4)    (E)   Physician;  5595  Roberts,  Hilliard,  Ohio 

43026 
Detty,  Darrell;    (5)    (E)    Business  Executive;   411   Mill   Lawn  Ave., 

Oak  Hill,  Ohio  45656 
Momberg,  Paul  B.;    (8)    (M)   Banker;   148  Wrenwood  Lane,  Terrace 

Park,  Ohio  45174 
Cochrun,   Edgar;    (13)     (E)    Sales    Engineer;   Box   186,   Etna,    Ohio 

43018 
Cox,  Miss  Sarah;   (1)    (M)   Claim  Supervisor;  1324  Ida  Ave.,  Colum- 
bus, Ohio  43212 
Henderson,  Mrs.  Henry;    (10)    (M)   Homemaker;  5214  Ebersole  Ave., 

Cincinnati,  Ohio  45227 
Richer,  Ben;   (14)    (E)   Engineer;  3142  Huron  PI.,  Lima,  Ohio  45806 
Weston,   Charles   H.;    (7)     (M)    Public   Administrator;    711    Hayden 

Park  Dr.,  Columbus,  Ohio  43219 
Gilts,  George;  (13)    (E)  Retired;  641  Second  St.,  Findlay,  Ohio  45840 
Fichter,  Joseph  W.;    (11)    (M)    Educator;   28   E.   Vine  St.,   Oxford, 

Ohio  45056 

Reserves 

Smith,  William  E.;    (M)    Minister;  3434  Broadway,  Columbus,  Ohio 

43214 
Davis,  James   T.    (M)    Minister;    3215    Woodburn   Ave.,   Cincinnati, 

Ohio  45207 


100  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Dixon,  W.  Edge;   (M)  Minister;  296  Weyden  Rd.,  Worthington,  Ohio 

43085 
Seay,  John  W.;   (M)   Minister;  3486  Epworth  Ave.,  Cincinnati,  Ohio 

45211 
Crabtree,  H.  Glenn;   (E)   Minister;  623  E.  Boundary  St.,  Perrysburg, 

Ohio  43551 
Sageser,   David   B.;    (M)    Minister;    2701    Zollinger   Rd.,    Columbus, 

Ohio  43221 
Delp,   Walter  Owen,  Jr.;    (E)    Regional   Director  Program  Council; 

913  S.  Johnson  St.,  Ada,  Ohio  45810 
Longsworth,  John  E.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Rock  Knoll  West, 

Rt.  6,  Lancaster,  Ohio  43130 
Miller,  Millard  J.;   (E)    District  Superintendent;   1017  Oakdale   Dr., 

Findlay,  Ohio  45840 
Chow,  W.  Jing;  (M)  Minister;  Etna,  Ohio  43018 
Cryer,  Donald  W.;    (M)    Minister;   140   Stonemill  Rd.,  Dayton,  Ohio 

45409 
Minus,    Paul    M.,    Jr.;     (M)     Professor;    259    W.    Riverglenn    Dr., 

Worthington,  Ohio  43085 
Wiley,  Carl  L.;   (E)   Minister;  4914  Cleveland  Ave.,  Columbus,  Ohio 

43229 
Smith,  Rex  C;   (E)   Regional  Director  Program  Council;  Route  #3, 

Logan,  Ohio  43138 
Shunk,  Ralph  K.;    (M)    Minister;  51  N.  State  St.,  Westerville,  Ohio 

43081 
Ling,   Carl  C;    (M)    Minister;   900   Van   Buren   St.,   Fostoria,   Ohio 

44830 
Fetter,  C.   Willard;    (E)    Minister;   1516   Salem  Ave.,  Dayton,  Ohio 

45406 
McCormack,  James  H.;    (M)    Minister;   225  Ludlow  Ave.,  Hamilton, 

Ohio  45011 
Coad,  Richard  P.;    (M)    District  Superintendent;   601  W.  Riverview 

Ave.,  Dayton,  Ohio  45406 
Emmert,  Herman  A.;   (E)   Minister;   1585  Compton  Rd.,  Cincinnati, 

Ohio  45231 
Whitmore,  Austin  R.;   (M)   Director  Program  Council;  395  E.  Broad 

St.,  Columbus,  Ohio  43215 
Sampson,    Charles    T.;     (E)     Field    Procurement    Wright    Patterson 

AFB;  308  Geneva  Rd.,  Dayton,  Ohio  45417 
Harbarger,   Wayne   Boyce,   Jr.;    (M)    Electronics   Engineer;    193    E. 

South  St.,  Jackson,  Ohio  45640 
Kaatz,    Torrey   A;    (E)    Facilities   Manager;    2144   Millwood    Court, 

Toledo,  Ohio  43613 
Shields,  Joe;    (M)   Banker;  301  South  Patterson,  Forest,  Ohio  45843 
McVey,  Charles;  (E)  ;  62  Franklin,  Athens,  Ohio  45701 
Trenary,  Mrs.   Phyllis;    (E)  ;    2578   Maplewood  Dr.,   Columbus,   Ohio 

43229 
Moots,  Phillip  R.;  (M)  Legal  Advisor;  149  W.  Kenworth  Rd.,  Colum- 
bus, Ohio  43214 
Cochran,   Robert    E.;    (E)    Accountant;    Route    2,    St.    Marys,    Ohio 

45885 
Carter,  Clifford  L.;    (M)   Insurance;   561  Howell  Dr.,  Newark,  Ohio 

43055 
Lee,  Jack  W.;    (M)   Banker;  4152  Ural  Ave.,  Columbus,  Ohio  43213 
Goodwin,  Mrs.  Louise;    (M)    Homemaker;   2320  Shawnee  Rd.,  Lima, 

Ohio  45806 
Medkeff,    Mrs.    Emma;     (E)    Homemaker;    6268    Banning    Rd.,    Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio  45239 
Jenkins,  Daniel  C;   (M)  Judge;  128  S.  Jackson  PL,  New  Lexington, 
Ohio  43764 


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Mclnturf,  Wayne;  (M)  ;  Route  4,  McConnelsville,  Ohio  43756 

Kelz,    Linton;    (M)    Retired;    2800    Dixie    Highway,    Hamilton,    Ohio 

45015 
Baker,    Mrs.   Jane;     (M)    Homemaker;    P.    0.    Box   68,   Worthington, 

Ohio  43085 
Richardson,  John  W.;  (M)  ;  Bowersville,  Ohio  45307 
Baird,  C.  Robert;  (M)  Accountant;  Gratiot,  Ohio  43740 
Harkness,    Nerval;    (M)    Salesman;    Route    1,    Box    130,    Mt,    Perry, 

Ohio  43760 
Ballou,  James   D.;    (M)    Businessman;   53  Japonica  Dr.,   Cincinnati, 

Ohio  45218 
Bowen,  John;    (M)   Attorney;  10  E.  Town  St.,  Columbus,  Ohio  43215 

WEST  VIRGINIA   (18)  NE 
Sec.  C,  Rows  7-8,  Seats  1-9 

Bridges,   Ramsey;    (6)     (M)    District   Superintendent;   938   Pine  Hill 
Dr.,  Fairmont,  West  Virginia  26554 

DiUe,  Robert  E.;    (3)    (E)    District   Superintendent;    51   So.  Florida 
St.,  Buckhannon,  West  Virginia  26201 

Collins,  Claude  R.;   (1)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  401  E.  Wash- 
ington St.,  Lewisburg,  West  Virginia  24901 

High,   Henry  R.;    (8)     (M)    Assoc.    Direc.    Program    Council;    P.    0. 
Box  2313,  Charleston,  West  Virginia  25328 

Coleman,  Harry;  (14)    (M)  Minister;  106  McGoveran  Rd.,  Charleston, 
West  Virginia  25314 

Miles,  Denver  L.;    (2)    (E)    District   Superintendent;   P.  O.  Drawer 
W,  Romney,  West  Virginia  26757 

Risinger,  Melvin  S.;    (13)    (M)    Minister;  815  Kanawha  Terrace,  St. 
Albans,  West  Virginia  25177 

Carr,   Marvin  H.;    (7)     (M)    Minister;    216    Bosworth    St.,   Philippi, 
West  Virginia  26416 

Potter,  Truman  W.;  (5)   (M)  Minister;  1221  Quarrier  St.,  Charleston, 
West  Virginia  25301 

Blessing,  Roy  E.;   (8)    (E)  Insurance  CLU;  2125  Lincoln  Ave.,  Point 
Pleasant,  West  Virginia  25550 

Hoffman,  Mrs.   Richard;    (3)    (M)    Housewife;   115  Washington  St., 
Wheeling,  West  Virginia  26003 

Engel,  Damon  L.;    (9)    (M)  Chemical  Engineer;  405  Sheridan  Circle, 
Charleston,  West  Virginia  25314 

Roberts,  Sam;  (4)  (M)  Student;  Sophia,  West  Virginia  25921 

Everhart,  Mrs.  Frank  B.;   (12)    (M)  Housewife;  119  Price  St.,  King- 
wood,  West  Virginia  26537 

Rogers,  Mrs.  Flyd;   (7)    (E)   Housewife;  1706  23rd  St.,  Parkersburg, 
West  Virginia  26101 

Stanley,   Miles;    (1)    (E)    Labor  Union   Executive;   AFL-CIO   Head- 
quarters, Charleston,  West  Virginia  25314 

Paige,   Mrs.  Jean;    (11)    (M)    Nurse;   181-17th   St.,  Wheeling,  West 
Virginia  26003 

Froe,   D.   W.;    (10)    (M)    Office,  Economic   Opportunity;    P.   O,   Box 
1063,  Bluefield,  West  Virginia  24701 

Reserves 

Hinzman,  Parker  L.;   (E)   Minister;  Box  336,  Mason,  West  Virginia 

25260 
Davis,  H.  Homer;   (M)   Office  of  Economic  Development;  1802  Wood- 

mont  Rd.,  Huntington,  West  Virginia  25701 
Mick,  Billee  S.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  318  E.  7th  St.,  Weston, 

West  Virginia  26452 


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Smith,  Rossing;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1716  Market  St.,  Park- 

ersburg,  West  Virginia  26101 
Berisford,  Martin  A.,  Jr.;  (E)  Minister;  P,  0.  Box  367,  Buckhannon, 

West  Virginia  26201 
Bowyer,   Richard   O.;    (M)    Wesley   Foundation;    1105   Locust   Ave., 

Fairmont,  West  Virginia  26554 
Edman,  Clarence  D.;  (E)  Minister;  1023  Fairfax  St.,  Fairmont,  West 

Virginia  26554 
Reed,  James;   (E)    Assoc.  Direc.  Program  Council;   900  Washington 

St.  E.,  Charleston,  West  Virginia  25301 
Dickens,   Connie;    (M)    District    Superintendent;    7    Larchmont    Dr., 

Huntington,  West  Virginia  25705 
Eskew,   Wendell;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    1232   National   Rd,, 

Wheeling,  West  Virginia  26003 
Belk,  Mrs.  Ethel;  (M)  Housewife;  1405-B  3rd  Ave.,  Charleston,  West 

Virginia  25302 
Miller,  Harry;  (E)  Retailer;  New  Haven,  West  Virginia  25265 
Sebert,   Lowell    E;    (M)    Owner,    Farm   Machinery    Co.;    P.    0.    Box 

568,  Fairlea,  West  Virginia  24902 
Ryan,  Mrs.  Paul;   (E)   Housewife;  307  Locust  St.,  Mannington,  West 

Virginia  26582 
Bowyer,  Mrs.  John;  (E)  Housewife;  5800  Pea  Ridge  Rd.,  Huntington, 

West  Virginia  25705 
Alley,  Mrs.  Clyde;  (E)   Housewife;  1110  Park  Ave.,  Charleston,  West 

Virginia  25302 
Smith,  Stanley  J.;    (M)    Student;   1629  9th  Ave.,  Huntington,  West 

Virginia  25703 
Everhart,  Frank;    (M)   Attorney;  107  N.  Price  St.,  Kingwood,  West 

Virginia  26537 
Lowe,  Jonathan ;  (M)  Retired;  Milton,  West  Virginia  25541 
Phipps,  James;    (M)    Orthodontist;    9106   1st  National    Bank   Bldg., 

Huntington,  West  Virginia  25701 

WESTERN  NEW  YORK  (8)  NE 

Sec.  A,  Row  5-6,  Seats  7-10 

Eckel,  Sherman  B.;   (8)    (E)  District  Superintendent;  206  N.  Fourth 

St.,  Clean,  New  York  14760 
Harrington,  Richard  W.;  (6)   (M)  Minister;  711  Niagara  Falls  Blvd., 

Buffalo,  New  York  14226 
Millet,  Edmund  A.  W.;  (7)    (M)  Minister;  48  Donaldson  Rd.,  Buffalo, 

New  York  14208 
Modisher,  Donald  E.;  (5)    (M)  District  Superintendent;  314  Harding 

Ave.,  Jamestown,  New  York  14701 
*Cooke,  George  W.;   (1)    (M)  Lawyer;  77  Windemere  Rd.,  Rochester, 

New  York  14610 
Gundlach,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  B.;   (4)    (M)   Housewife;  326  E.  Main  St., 

Springville,  New  York  14141 
Lesher,    Mrs.    Rosalind   M.;    (3)     (E)    Beautician;    Lakewood,    New 

York  14750 
Merrow,  Arthur  S.;  (2)  (M)  Fuel  Engineer;  110  Oliver  St.,  Hamburg, 

New  York  14075 

Reserves 

Rowsam,  Robert  H.;    (M)    Minister;    60    Treehaven   Dr.,    Lockport, 

New  York  14094 
Shipman,  Joseph  C;  (M)   District  Superintendent;  Box  705,  Batavia, 

New  York  14020 
Lange,  James  A.;  (Transfered  out  9/1/71) 


The  United  Methodist  Church  103 

Aldrich,    Charles    S.;    (M)    Program    Council    Director;    96    Mount 

Vernon  Rd.,  Buffalo,  New  York  14226 
Zentz,  Franklin  M.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  2  Brantwood  Dr., 

Buffalo,  New  York  14226 
Stamp,  Mrs.  Carl;    (M)    Housewife;   16  Fordham  St.,  Batavia,  New 

York  14020 
Bliven,    Owen    R. ;    (M)    Teacher;    58    Greenleaf,    Tonawanda,    New 

York  14150 
Minsker,  John  H. ;    (M)    Retired;    104   Maple  Rd.,   E.   Aurora,   New 

York  14052 
Clay,  Thomas  B.;    (M)   Retired;  131  S.  Meadow  Dr.,  Orchard  Park, 

New  York  14127 
Kraatz,  Alvin  L.,  Sr,;   (E)   Laundry  &  Dry  Cleaning;  100  The  Com- 
mons, Buffalo,  New  York  14221 

WESTERN  NORTH  CAROLINA  (24)  SE 
Sec.  C,  Rows  5-6,  Seats  1-12 

*Peters,  James  C;  (9)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  Box  993,  Win- 
ston-Salem, North  Carolina  27102 

Murray,  Jerry  D.;  (2)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  319  Summitt 
Ave.,  Statesville,  N.  C.  28677 

Whites,  Charles  D.;  (12)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1540  West- 
brook  Cr.,  Gastonia,  N.  C.  28052 

Weldon,  Wilson  O.;  (5)  (M)  Editor;  1908  Grand  Ave.,  Nashville, 
Tenn.  37203 

Nicholson,  R.  Herman;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  2810  Providence  Rd., 
Charlotte,  N.  C.  28211 

Lindsey,  Julian  A.;  (10)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1130  West- 
ridge  Rd.,  Greensboro,  N.  C.  27410 

Young,  H.  Claude;  (7)  (M)  Assoc.  Program  Director;  Box  749, 
Statesville,  North  Carolina  28677 

Madison,  J.  Clay;  (8)  (M)  Program  Director;  207  Hawthorne  Ln., 
Charlotte,  N.  C.  28204 

Shore,  Philip  L.,  Jr.;  (13)  (M)  Minister;  Box  426,  Thomasville, 
North  Carolina  27360 

Bethea,  Joseph  B.;  (9)  (M)  Minister;  1200  Julian  St.,  Greensboro, 
N.  C.  27406 

Heckard,  Cecil  L.;  (11)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  2318  Richard- 
son Dr.,  Charlotte,  N.  C.  28211 

Young,  Robert  T.;  (6)  (M)  Assistant  Dean;  105  Divinity,  Duke 
University,  Durham,  N.  C.  27205 

King,  Mrs.  Mary  E.;  (11)  (M)  Housewife;  2701  Selwyn  Ave.,  Char- 
lotte, N.  C.  28209 

Barnhardt,  Mrs.  Lurleen  G.;  (1)  (M)  Conf.  Chrm.  Ecu.  Affairs; 
5830  Creola  Rd.,  Charlotte,  N.  C.  28201 

Henderson,  William  R.;  (1)  (M)  Advertising  Executive;  Box  191, 
High  Point,  N.  C.  27261 

Redding,  Mrs.  Viola;  (7)  (M)  Conf.  President  WSCS;  Box  458, 
Asheboro,  N.  C.  27203 

Bailey,  Wesley;  (3)  (M)  Attorney;  707  Ransom  Rd.,  Winston-Sa- 
lem, N.  C.  27106 

Hyatt,  Carl  B.;  (4)  (M)  Executive;  9  Woodcrest,  Asheville,  N.  C. 
28804 

Majors,  R.  Powell;  (8)  (M)  Businessman;  2749  Picardy  PI.,  Char- 
lotte, North  Carolina  28209 

Miller,  Isaac  H.;  (3)  (M)  College  President;  Bennett  College,  Greens- 
boro, North  Carolina  27202 

Dudley,  E.  M.;  (M)  Investor;  211  Ridgecrest  Dr.,  Lenoir,  North 
Carolina  28645 


104  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Hood,  Robin  P.;   (2)    (M)   Banker;  Box  189,  Marion,  North  Carolina 

28752 
Morrison,   Mrs.   Mary;    (4)    (M)    Retired    Teacher;    Rt.   4,    Box    129, 

Statesville,  North  Carolina  28677 
Ford,  Edwin  C;    (13)    (M)    Businessman;   O.  E.  Ford   Co.,   Shelby, 

North  Carolina  28150 

Reserves 

Tuttle,    Robert    G.;    (M)    District    Superintendent;    Box    426,    Lake 

Junaluska,  North  Carolina,  28745 
Fitzgerald,    Ernest    A.;     (M)     Minister;    Box    608,    Winston-Salem, 

North  Carolina  27102 
Harbin,  Melton  E.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  1236  Maxwell  St., 

Salisbury,  North  Carolina  28144 
Nease,  Edgar  H.;    (M)   Ex.  Dir.  Lake  Junaluska  Assembly;  Box  67, 

Lake  Junaluska,  North  Carolina  28745 
Williams,  Harley  M.;   (M)  Minister;  302  W.  Market  St.,  Greensboro, 

North  Carolina  27401 
Christy,  John  H.;   (M)    Minister;  34  Sheppard  Dr.,  Asheville,  North 

Carolina  28806 
Lang  ford,  Thomas  A.;  (M)  Seminary  Dean;  Box  4735,  Duke  Station, 

Durham,  North  Carolina  27706 
Dickson,    Clarence   H.;    (M)    Minister;    Box   307,    Lexington,    North 

Carolina  27292 
Shannon,  Charles  E.;   (M)   Minister;  1200  South  St.,  Gastonia,  North 

Carolina  28053 
Hutchinson,  Orion  N.,  Jr.;   (M)  Minister;  500  N.  Broad  St.,  Brevard, 

North  Carolina  28712 
Faulkner,  Arthur  M.;    (M)    Minister;    Box    6094,    Charlotte,    North 

Carolina  28207 
Ferree,  James   W.;    (M)    Assoc.   Program  Director;   207   Hawthorne 

Ln.,  Charlotte,  North  Carolina  28204 
Medlin,  William  T.,  Jr.;   (M)   Minister;  2300  Friendly  Ave.,  Greens- 
boro, North  Carolina  27403 
Beaman,  Charles  G.,  Jr.;  (M)  Minister;  311  3rd  Ave.,  N.  E.,  Hickory, 

North  Carolina  28601 
Corriher,  Walter  D.;   (M)   District  Superintendent;  102  W.  Fort  St., 

Marion,  North  Carolina  28752 
Smith,   Robert   M.;    (M)    Businessman;    Box    792,    Mt.    Airy,    North 

Carolina  27030 
Winchester,  Clarence  M. ;    (M)   Businessman;  Box  20108,  Greensboro, 

North  Carolina  27402 
Erwin,  Richard  C;   (M)  Attorney;  Suite  1223,  Wachovia  Bank  Bldg., 

Winston-Salem,  N.  C.  27102 
Sales,  Philip  N.;    (M)    Chemical  Engineer;  80  School  Rd.,  Asheville, 

North  Carolina  28806 
Price,  James  S.;   (M)  Optometrist;  6615  Terry  Ln.,  Charlotte,  North 

Carolina  28212 
Smith,  Harvey  J.;  (M)  Businessman;  1211  Buckingham  Rd.,  Greens- 
boro, North  Carolina  27408 
Phillips,  Charles  W.;  (M)  Retired  Educator;  210  S.  Tremont,  Greens- 
boro, North  Carolina  27403 
Massie,  Hugh;    (M)    Dept.  Store;   148  Main  St.,  Waynesville,  North 

Carolina  28786 
Summers,  James  A.;    (M)   Business  Executive;  Box  1353,  Salisbury, 

North  Carolina  28144 
Dillin,  0.  E.;    (M)    Realtor;   Box  444,  Kernersville,  North   Carolina 

27284 
Finch,  George  D.;    (M)   Retired  Bus.  Executive;  Box  1,  Thomasville, 

North  Carolina  27360 


The  United  Methodist  Church  105 

Hartsell,  Woodrow  W.;  (M)  Educator;  Box  152,  Concord,  North 
Carolina  28025 

Baker,  Robert  L.;  (M)  Conf.  Pres.  UMYF;  313  Armstrong  Park  Rd., 
Gastonia,  North  Carolina  28052 

Parrish,  Robert  L.;  (M)  Insurance;  320  Birchwood,  High  Point, 
North  Carolina  27262 

Sink,  Archie;  (M)  Egg  Producer;  Box  339,  Lexington,  North  Caro- 
lina 27292 

WESTERN  PENNSYLVANIA  (24)  NE 
Sec.  B,  Rows  18-19,  Seats  1-12 

'^Warman,  John  B.;  (2)  (M)  Minister;  4887  Doverdell  Dr.,  Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.  15236 

Rutter,  Kenneth  P.;  (6)  (M)  Minister;  12  Northmont  St.,  Greens- 
burg,  Pa.  15601 

Woomer,  James  A.;  (1)  (E)  District  Superintendent;  65  Shady  Dr., 
Indiana,  Pa.  15701 

Lindqwist,  Harold  V.;  (5)  (E)  Minister;  2925  Myrtle  St.,  Erie,  Pa. 
16508 

Grove,  William  B.;  (11)  (M)  Minister;  Center  at  Aiken,  Pittsburgh, 
Pa.  15208 

Fisher,  Harry  J.;  (8)  (E)  District  Superintendent;  324  Nadona 
Ave.,  Johnstown,  Pa.  15904 

Meiischke,  Paul  J.;  (6)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  119  Morrison 
Dr.,  Pittsburgh,  Pa.  15216 

Lash,  H.  Donald;  (14)  (E)  Minister;  476  W.  Patriot  St.,  Somerset, 
Pa.  15501 

Sease,  Gene  E.;  (13)  (E)  College  President;  4001  Otterbein  Ave., 
Indianapolis,  Indiana  46227 

Carraway,  James  L.;  (8)  (M)  Program  Director;  408  Seventh  Ave., 
Pittsburgh,  Pa.  15219 

Easter,  Paul  M.;  (13)  (M)  District  Superintendent;  309  Dragon 
Rouge  Dr.,  Greensburg,  Pa.  15601 

Ho^ve,  Robert  C;  (7)  (M)  Minister;  733  South  Ave.,  Pittsburgh,  Pa. 
15221 

DeVaux,  Mrs.  Thomas;  (4)  (E)  Housewife;  331  N.  Maple  Ave., 
Greensburg,  Pa.  15601 

Blackstone,  Franklin,  Jr.;  (11)  (M)  Lawyer;  RD  1,  Zelienople,  Pa. 
16063 

Beatty,  William  M.;  (2)  (M)  Camp  Director;  RD  1,  Box  734,  Hop- 
wood,  Pa.  15445 

Bell,  Raymond  M.;  (3)  (M)  College  Professor;  413  Burton  Ave., 
Washington,  Pa.  15301 

Bittner,  Dwight  M.;  (4)  (E)  Business  Administrator;  408  Seventh 
Ave.,  Pittsburgh,  Pa.  15219 

Chaffee,  Paul;  (9)   (M) ;  RD  4,  Union  City,  Pa.  16438 

Anderegg,  Miss  Joyce;    (14)    (E) ;   P.  O.  Box  36,  Russell,  Pa.  16346 

Chadwick,  Mrs.  Dorothy;  (13)  (M)  Housewife;  5  Woodbine  Dr., 
Greenville,  Pa.  16125 

Gwyer,  Herbert  L.;  (9)  (M)  Sales;  435  Dickson  Ave.,  Pittsburgh, 
Pa.  15202 

Cain,  Mrs.  James  S. ;  (1)  (M)  Housewife;  191  Pinecrest  Dr.,  Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.  15237 

Cockerille,  Miss  Clara;  (10)  (M)  Teaching;  165  Beechwood  Rd., 
New  Wilmington,  Pa.  16142 

Bell,   Lester  H.;    (12)    (E)  ;   Highland  Dr.,  Cooperstown,   Pa.   16317 

Reserves 

Siess,  Robert  J.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  117  Davis  St.,  Con- 
nellsville,  Pa.  15425 


106  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Crawford,   Arthur  M.;    (M)    Minister;    516   Chesnut   St.,   Meadville, 

Pa.  16335 
Mowrey,  James  D.;    (E)    Minister;    518   Fronheiser   St.,  Johnstown, 

Pa.  15902 
Emerick,  Jack  F.;    (E)    COP  A  Counselor;  408  Seventh  Ave.,  Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.  15219 
Dietrich,  Clyde  W.;    (E)    Minister;  46  E.  High  St.,  Union  City,  Pa. 

16438 
Jolley,  Delbert  E.;    (M)    Minister;   Church  &   Seventh   St.,  Indiana, 

Pa.  15701 
Cousins,  James   G.;    (M)    District   Superintendent;    83   Cervone  Dr., 

Meadville,  Pa.  16335 
Bishop,  Bruce  H.;    (E)    Minister;   899   Fairman   Ave.,   Indiana,   Pa. 

15701 
Roney,   Herman  F.;    (M)    Minister;    311    Wyllis    St.,    Oil    City,   Pa. 

16301 
Bergmann,  Lynn  A.;    (E)    Hospital  Administrator;   31   North   Park 

Ave.,  Meadville,  Pa.  16335 
Thompson,  Bishop  S.;    (M)    Minister;   800   Wilkinsburg  Ave.,  Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.  15208 
Bugbee,   Warren  A.;    (M)    Minister;   145  Greenhill   Dr.,   Butler,  Pa. 

16001 
McCormick,  Gerald  A.;    (E)    Minister;   1516  21st  St.,  Beaver  Falls, 

Pa.  15010 
Crocker,  Hugh  D.;    (M)    Minister;    607   W.   2nd   St.,   Oil   City,   Pa. 

16301 
Bishop,  Mrs.  Gerald  0.;   (E);  RFD  3,  Box  363,  Johnstown,  Pa.  15904 
Rote,  G.  Eugene;   (E)  ;  Box  316,  Duke  Center,  Pa.  16729 
Donner,  James  L.;   (M)  ;  1510  Fairfax,  Erie,  Pa.  16502 
Reynolds,  Paul   C;    (M)    Education;   705  Beechwood  Blvd.,   Ellwood 

City,  Pa.  16117 
Haun,  Miss  Mildred;   (E)  ;  139  Elm  St.,  Franklin,  Pa.  16323 
McCormick,  Paul  R.;    (E)    501  Horizon  View,  Pittsburgh,  Pa.  15235 
Hershberger,  George;  (E) ;  Star  Route,  Scottdale,  Pa.  15683 
Bennett,  Benjamin;  (M) ;  3008  Harcourt  Dr.,  Greensburg,  Pa.  15601 
Miles,  Emory  S.;  (M)  ;  3201  Caughey  Rd.,  Erie,  Pa.  16506 
Cook,  Dean  F.;    (M)  ;  1024  Hillside  Trail,  Johnstown,  Pa.  15905 
Johnson,  John  G.;  (M)  ;  314  E.  Butler  St.,  Mercer,  Pa.  16137 
Handy,  Miss  Doris  M.;   (M) ;  3350  McNeil  PI.,  Pittsburgh,  Pa.  15219 
Ford,  Earl  L.;  (M)  ;  214  Walnut  St.,  St.  Marys,  Pa.  15857 
Ledebur,  Gilbert;  (E)  ;  Box  142,  Derrick  City,  Pa.  16727 

WISCONSIN  (14)  NO 
Sec.  D,  Row  19,  Seats  1-8 
Sec.  D,  Row  20,  Seats  1-6 

Schilling,  Marvin  A.;  (5)    (M)   District  Superintendent;  7748  Honey 
Creek  Pkwy.,  West  Allis,  Wis.  53219 

Bender,  Gordon  R.;  (6)    (E)  District  Superintendent;  40  Park  Lane, 
Fond  du  Lac,  Wis.  54935 

Strosahl,  M.  Stanford;    (3)    (M)    District  Superintendent;   2231    E. 
Luther  Rd.,  Janesville,  Wis.  53545 

Truitt,  Richard  O.;  (1)    (M)  Minister;  5555  W.  Capitol  Dr.,  Milwau- 
kee Wis.  53216 

Schul'z,  Willard  W.;    (14)    (E)   Minister;  145  S.  Prairie  St.,  White- 
water, Wis.  53190 

Lindgren,  Alvin  J.;  (2)    (M)  Professor;  2121  Sheridan  Rd.,  Evanston, 
111.  60201 

Wilson,  Winslow;   (8)    (M)   Conference  Staff;  325  Emerald  Terrace, 
Sun  Prairie,  Wis.  53590 


The  United  Methodist  Church  107 

*  Roberts,  Leigh;    (7)    (M)    Psychiatrist;   4921   Fond   du   Lac   Trail, 

Madison,  Wis.  53705 
Lau,  Clifford;  (13)  (M)  Salesman;  RFD,  Jim  Falls,  Wis.  54748 
Mielke,  Mrs.  Sharon;   (11)    (E)  Housewife;  2375  Prairie  Ave.,  Beloit, 

Wis.  53511 
Soderholm,   Mrs.   Patricia  A.;    (4)     (M)    Housewife;    2035   26th   St., 

Monroe,  Wis.  53566 
Wilkinson,  Donald;    (9)    (M)   State  Sec'y  of  Agric;  4237  Wanda  PL, 

Madison,  Wis.  53711 
Hinz,  Lawrence ;  (E)   (resigned) 
Hundley,  Mrs.  Frances;   (12)    (M)   Housewife;  8409  W.  Hillview  Dr., 

Mequon,  Wis.  53092 

Reserves 

Saito,  Perry  H.;  (M)  District  Superintendent;  1140  Ridge  Rd.,  Stev- 
ens Point,  Wis.  54481 
Kalas,  J.Ellsworth;  (M)  Minister;  203  Wisconsin  Ave.,  Madison,  Wis. 

53703 
Weaver,  Harold;   (M)   Minister;  1529  Wauwatosa  Ave.,  Wauwatosa, 

Wis.  53213 
Zeharth,  Herbert  E.;  (E)  Minister;  527  Volk  St.,  Portage,  Wis.  53901 
Krause,  Gerald  A.;  (M)  Conference  Staff;  325  Emerald  Terrace,  Sun 

Prairie,  Wis.  53590 
Adams,  Robert;    (M)    Minister;   2319  E.  Kenwood  Blvd.,  Milwaukee, 

Wis.  53211 
Corbin,  J.  Wesley;  (E)  Minister;  7265  W.  Center  St.,  Milwaukee,  Wis. 

53210 
Francis,  John  H.,  Jr.;    (M)    Minister;   28  Church   St.,  Oconomowoc, 

Wis.  53066 
Martin,  James  L;    (M)    Industry;    Route   1,   Box  482,   Oconomowoc, 

Wis.  53066 
Boettcher,  Mrs.  Lu;    (M)    Housewife;   401  Fleming  Street,  Wausau, 

Wis.  54401 
Sprecher,  Mrs.  Delia;    (10)    (E)   Housewife;  Route  1,  Box  319,  Sauk 

City,  Wis.  53583 
Stevens,  Donald;    (M)    Construction  Engineer;   8822  West  Park  Hill 

Dr.,  Wauwatosa,  Wis.  53213 
Mevis,   Mrs.   Joyce;    (E)    Housewife;    6215   Ravine    St.,    Darlington, 

Wis.  53530 
Reinhardt,  Halsey;   (M)  Farmer;  Rt.  3,  Richland  Center,  Wis.  53581 
Keller,   Edward  M.;    (M)    Osteopath;   305   Park  Ave.,   Beaver   Dam, 

Wis.  53916 
Cramer,  Mrs.  Irene;    (E)    Housewife;    120  Sheboygan   St.,  Fond  du 

Lac,  Wis.  54935 

WYOMING  (6)  NE 
Sec.  C,  Rows  3-4,  Seats  10-12 

Singer,  Edgar  F.;  (1)  (M)  Minister;  708  Monterey  Dr.,  Endwell, 
N.  Y. 13760 

Akers,  George  R.;  (6)  (M)  Dist.  Superintendent;  19  Ravine  Park- 
way North,  Oneonta,  N.  Y.  13820 

Pitcher,  Philip  N.;  (2)  (M)  Minister;  108  N.  Broad  St.,  Norwich, 
N.  Y.  13815 

Gordon,  Harry  M.;  (4)  (M)  Realtor  &  Insurance;  Northeastern  Pa. 
National  Bank  Bldg.,  Scranton,  Pa.  18503 

Lashford,  Mrs.  Edgar  J.;  (7)  (M)  Housewife;  R.  D.  5,  Shavertown, 
Pa.  18708 

Beebe,  William  L.;  (14)  (M)  Electrical  Contr.;  R.  D.  1,  Wyalusing, 
Pa.  18853 


108  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Reserves 

Lukens,  Robert  J;    (M)    Minister;   101  E.  Union  St.,  Endicott,  N.  Y. 

13762 
Reid,  William  W.;   (M)  Minister;  65  Academy  St.,  Wilkes-Barre,  Pa. 

18702 
Crayton,  Alfred  L.;  (M)   Dist.  Superintendent;  248  N.  Sprague  Ave., 

Kingston,  Pa.  18704 
Harring,  James  L.;    (E)    Minister;   109  Dana  St.,  Wilkes-Barre,  Pa. 

18701 
Long,  Richard  B.;  (M)  Law^yer;  7  Overbrook  Ave.,  Binghamton,  N.  Y. 

13900 
Hunt,  Walter  L.;  (M)  Retired;  6  Church  St.,  Unadilla,  N.  Y.  13849 
Woodfield,  Harry;    (M)    Supt.  State  Park;  R.  D.  1,  Chenango  Forks, 

N.  Y.  13746 
McGregor,  Mrs.  Warren;  (M)  Housewife;  R,  D.,  Maine,  N.  Y.  13802 

YELLOWSTONE  (2)  W 

Sec.  B,  Row  3,  Seats  11-12 

Soderberg,  John  C;  (1)  (M)  Minister;  Box  205,  Fort  Benton,  Mon- 
tana 59442 

*Hood,  Esther  (Mrs.  Chas.)  ;  (7)  (M)  Housewife;  401  Daly,  Missoula, 
Montana  59801 

Reserves 

Herbert,  Hugh  S.;  (M)  Minister;  Box  1444,  Great  Falls,  Mont.  59401 
Robison,  Roger;    (M)    District  Superintendent;  222  Stillwater  Lane, 

Billings,  Montana  59101 
Mills,  Ardilla;    (E)   Housewife;   620  Terry,  Billings,  Montana  59102 
Munson,  Sam;    (M)    Insurance  Salesman;   1134  S.  Spruce  St.,  Boze- 

man,  Montana  59715 

YENPING  (2)  OS 

No  delegates  elected 

THE  METHODIST  CHURCH  OF 
GREAT  BRITAIN  (4)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  17,  Seats  7-10 

Baker,  Eric  W.;   (6)    (M)   Ex-Pres.  of  Conference;  21  Walnut  Tree 

Walk,  Eastbourne,  Sussex,  England 
Roberts,   Harold;    (3)     (M)    Ex-Pres.   of   Conference;    16   Dalegarth, 

Hurst  Park  Ave.  Cambridge,  CB4  2AG,  England 
Kellaway,  John  W.;    (4)    (M)    Banker,  Vice  Pres.  of  Conference;  9 

Sandringham  Rd.,  Birkdale,  Southport  Lanes,  England 
Webb,   Pauline   M.;    (11)     (M)    Ex-Vice   Pres.   of   Conf.;    2   Chester 

House,  Pageslane,  London  N.  10  England 

Reserves 

Wooldridge,  W.  N.  Charles  (M)  1  Central  Bldg.,  Westminster,  Lon- 
don SWI 

NON-VOTING  DELEGATES 

Representatives  from  Provisional  Conferences  outside  the  United 
States,  Affiliated  Autonomous  Churches,  Affiliated  United  Churches, 
and  members  of  the  Council  of  Secretaries  are  seated  as  non-voting 


The  United  Methodist  Church  109 

delegates  under  provisions  of  The  Book  of  Discipline.  By  action  of 
the  1972  General  Conference  youth  representatives,  representatives 
from  theological  seminaries,  and  representatives  of  the  Alaska  Mis- 
sion, the  Oklahoma  Indian  Mission  and  the  Red  Bird  Mission  were 
seated  in  this  conference  as  non-voting  delegates. 

PROVISIONAL  ANNUAL  CONFERENCES 

(See  Discipline  Par.  604) 

AUSTRIA  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  1,  Seat  2 

Gebhart,   Robert   F.;   c/o    The    Bishop's    Office,   P.   O.    B.    135,   8026 
Zurich,  Switzerland 

BALTIC-SLAVIC  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

No  Representative  elected 

BULGARIA  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

No  Representative  elected 

FINLAND-FINNISH  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

No  representative  elected 

FINLAND-SWEDISH  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

No  representative  elected 

HONG  KONG  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  1,  Seat  3 
Leung,  Lincoln;  11  Cheung  Hong  Street,  North  Point,  Hong  Kong 

Reserve 

Chang,  Jackson;   1505  Liu  Chong  Hing  Bank  Building,   Hong  Kong 

HUNGARY  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  1,  Seat  4 
Hector,  Adam;  Felsoerdosor  5,  Budapest,  Hungary 

NORTH  AFRICA  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  1,  Seat  5 

Larsen,  Miss  Liv;  c/o  Board  of  Missions,  475  Riverside  Drive,  New 
York,  N.  Y.  10027 

PANAMA  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  1,  Seat  6 
No  representative  elected 

SOUTHWEST  PHILIPPINES  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  1,  Seat  7 
Spottswood,  Curran  L.;  San  Jose,  Occidental  Mindoro,  Philippines 


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Reserve 

Spottswood,  Mariam  H.;  San  Jose,  Occidental   Mindoro,  Philippines 

TAIWAN  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

Sec.  B.,  Row  1,  Seat  8 

Wong,  J.  C;  137  Min  Sheng  Road,  Taichung,  Taiwan,  Republic  of 
China 

Reserve 

Twanmoh,  Joseph  K.;  Soochow  University,  Wai  Shuang  Hsi,  Shihlin, 
Taipei  III,  Taiwan 

YUGOSLAVIA  PROVISIONAL  (1)  OS 

No  Representative  elected 

AFFILIATED  AUTONOMOUS  CHURCHES 

(See  Discipline  Par.  642.3) 

METHODIST  CHURCH  OF  ARGENTINA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  2,  Seats  3-4 

Lavigne,  Enrique  A.;   Espejo  423   MENDOZA,   Argentina 
Seara,  Dr.  Albine;  Salva  439  ROSARIO,  S.  Fe,  Argentina 

Reserves 

Clausen,  Arne;  F.  Madero  548,  V.  Sarmiento  (Haedo)  Bs.  As.,  Ar- 
gentina 

Lombardo,  Dr.  Hector;  Pinzon  740  1°  A  (La  Boca)  Buenos  Aires, 
Argentina 

METHODIST  CHURCH  OF  BOLIVIA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  2,  Seats  7—8 

Pantelis,  Jorge;    (M)    Minister;   Casilla  356,  La  Paz,  Bolivia 
Aviles,  Alfredo;    (M)  ;  Casilla  356,  La  Paz,  Bolivia 

Reserves 

Arakaki,  German;   (M)   Minister;  Casilla  356,  La  Paz,  Bolivia 
Ampuero,  Jaime;  (M)  ;  Casilla  248,  Sucre,  Bolivia 

METHODIST  CHURCH  OF  BRAZIL  (2)  OS 

Representatives  attended  World  Methodist  Council — par.   1414.2 

METHODIST  CHURCH  OF  BURMA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  2,  Seats  9-10 

Sein,  Bishop  U.  Hla;  321  Godwin  Road,  Dagon,  Rangoon,  Burma 
Cho,  U ;  34  East  Bazaar  Road,  Dagon,  Rangoon,  Burma 

Reserves 

Chu,  C.  F.;  319,  Godwin  Road,  Dagon,  Rangoon,  Burma 
Thein,  Miss  Daw  Kyin;  105  Bondoola  Street,  Pegu,  Burma 
Myat,  U  Tun;  9,  Kyaunglan,  Syriam,  Burma 

Sone,  Daw  Khin;  Grace  Methodist  Church,  131  46th  St.,  Rangoon, 
Burma 


The  United  Methodist  Church  111 

CHILE  AUTONOMOUS  CHURCH  (2)  OS 

Representatives  attended  World  Methodist  Council — par.   1414.2 

METHODIST  CHURCH  OF  CUBA  (2)  OS 

Representatives  attended  World  Methodist  Council — par.   1414.2 

METHODIST  CHURCH  OF  INDONESIA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  1,  Seats  5-6 

Hutasoit,  E.  M.;    (M)  ;   Djalan  Geredja  No.  5,  Tebing  Tinggi,  Deli, 

Sumatra  Utara,  Indonesia 
Hutagalung,    Mr.    F.;     (M)  ;     Djalan    Hasanuddin    No.    7,    Medan, 

Sumatra,  Indonesia 

KOREAN  METHODIST  CHURCH  (4)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  2,  Seats  1-4 

Choi,  Chong  Chul;  Division  of  Mission,  The  Korean  Methodist  Church, 

K.P.O.  Box  #285,  Seoul,  Korea 
Kim,  Chang  Hee;   General   Affairs  Division,  The   Korean  Methodist 

Church,  K.P.O.  Box  #285,  Seoul,  Korea 
Po,   Mrs.   Sun   Hi   Lee;    Taejon   Kindergarten   Training   College,   24 

Monk  Dong,  Taejon  City,  Korea 
Lim,  Dr.  Dui  Sun ;  Severance  Hospital,  Seoul,  Korea 

METHODIST  CHURCH  OF  MALAYA- 
SINGAPORE  (2)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  2,  Seats  5-6 

Fang,  C.  N.;  313  Jalan  Lobak,  Seremban,  Negri  Sembilan,  Malaysia 
Lim,  S.  T.  Peter;  29  Boundary  Rd.,  Singapore  9 

Reserves 

Bunsu,  Joshua;  P.  0.  Box  155,  Sibu,  Sarawak,  Malaysia 

Ong,  Chaik  Ghee;  54  Namly  Ave.,  Singapore  10 

Jimbun,  James;  c/o  Chin  Foo  Methodist  Church,  Kuching,  Sarawak, 

Malaysia 
Wong,    Lai    Yen;    c/o    Methodist    Primary    School,    Kuala    Lumpur, 

Malaysia 

METHODIST  CHURCH  OF  MEXICO  (2)  OS 

Representatives  attended  World  Methodist  Council  Par.  1414.2 

MURI  CHURCH  OF  CHRIST  IN  NIGERIA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  1,  Seats  11-12 

Barawani,  Ezra  N.;  P.  0.  Box  21,  Jalingo,  via  Yola,  North  Eastern 

State,  Nigeria,  West  Africa 
Nyaku,  Barau  B.;   P.  O.  Box  21,  Jalingo,  Via  Yola,  North  Eastern 

State,  Nigeria,  West  Africa. 

METHODIST  CHURCH  OF  PERU  (2)  OS 

Representatives  attended  World  Methodist  Council  Par.  1414.2 

METHODIST  CHURCH  OF  URUGUAY  (2)  OS 

Representatives  attended  World  Methodist  Council  Par.  1414.2 


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AFFILIATED  UNITED  CHURCHES 

(See  Discipline,  Par.  645) 

PROTESTANT  CHURCH  OF  BELGIUM  (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  2,  Seats  5-6 

Pieters,  Andre  J.;   (M)  Minister;  rue  du  Champ  de  Mars  5,  B — 1050, 

Brussels,  Belgium 
Lheureux,  Mrs.  Ruth  Fraisse;    (M)  ;  rue  du  Champ  de  Mars  5,  B — 

1050,  Brussels,  Belgium 

CHURCH  OF  CHRIST  IN  CHINA  (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  2,  Seats  11-12 
Wong,  Peter;  191  Prince  Edward  Road,  Kowloon,  Hong  Kong 
Tung,  Chan  Woh;  Hoh  Fuk  Tong  College,  Castle  Peak,  N.  T.,  Hong 
Kong 

DOMINICAN  EVANGELICAL  CHURCH  (2)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  1,  Seats  1-2 

Blondet,  Raul;  Calle  San  Juan  Bosco  125,  Santo  Domingo,  Republica 
Dominicana 

UNITED  EVANGELICAL  CHURCH  OF 
ECUADOR  (2)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  1,  Seats  3-4 

Tufino,  Rene;  Casilla  32-31,  Quito,  Ecuador 
Villalba,  Sergio;  Casilla  32-31,  Quito,  Ecuador 

UNITED  CHURCH  OF  CHRIST  IN  JAPAN  (4)  OS 

Sec.  C,  Row  1,  Seats  7-10 

Hanabusa,  George;  551  Totsukamachi  1-Chome,  Shinjuku-Ku,  Tokyo 
160,  Japan 

Brownlee,  R.  Wallace;  551  Totsukamachi  1-Chome,  Shinjuku-Ku,  Tok- 
yo 160,  Japan 

Abe,  Shiro;  2081  Taura,  Yokosuka-shi,  Kanagawa  ken,  Japan  237 

Sakurai,  Ritsuko;  88-2  Miyamoto  cho,  Takasaki  Shi,  Gumma  ken, 
Japan  370 

THE  CHURCH  OF  PAKISTAN  (2)  OS 

Representatives  attended  World  Methodist  Council  Par.  1414.2 

UNITED  CHURCH  OF  CHRIST  IN 
PHILIPPINES  (2)  OS 

Representatives  attended  World  Methodist  Council  Par.  1414.2 

OTHER  NON-VOTING  DELEGATES 

ALASKA  MISSION  (2)  W 

Fison,    David    K.;     (M)     Minister;    915    Second    Avenue,    Fairbanks, 

Alaska  99501 
Stassel,  Mrs.  Jean;  (M) ;  911  R.  Street  Anchorage,  Alaska  99501 


The  United  Methodist  Church  113 

OKLAHOMA  INDIAN  MISSION  (2)  OS 

Sec.  B,  Row  1,  Seats  11-12 

Roughface,  Thomas;  5700  North  Portland,  Oklahoma  City,  Okla- 
homa 73112 

Toahty,  Mrs.  Minnie;  2704  Northwest  11th  St.,  Oklahoma  City,  Okla- 
homa 73107 

Reserves 

Deere,  Kenneth;   2205   Sallie,  Muskogee,  Oklahoma   74401 
Chisholm,  Calvin;   5750  South  Seneca,  Wichita,  Kansas  67217 

RED  BIRD  MISSION  (2)  SE 

Bischoff,  John  W.;  (E)  Superintendent;  Beverly,  Kentucky  40913 
Lambdin,  Mrs.  Ruby;  (E)  ;  Frakes,  Kentucky  40940 

YOUTH  REPRESENTATIVES  (10) 

Bayle,  David;  California-Nevada  Conference;  1901  Pacific  Ave.,  Ala- 
meda, California  94501 

Danforth,  Curt;  Southern  New  England  Conferance;  23  Bare  Hill 
Rd.,  Framingham,  Mass.  01281 

Evans,  Leslie;  Upper  Mississippi  Conference;  509  W.  Main  St.,  Stark- 
ville,  Mississippi  39759 

Hamilton,  Thomas  M.;  Central  Illinois  Conference;  211  W.  Belle  Ave., 
Rantoul,  Illinois  61866 

Hutchins,  Annette;  North  Georgia  Conference;  2386  Sewell  Rd.  Apt. 
F-24,  Atlanta,  Georgia  30310 

Jones,  Scott;  Rocky  Mountain  Conference;  2716  S.  St.  Paul,  Denver, 
Colorado  80210 

Miller,  David  B.;  New  York  Conference;  2498  Yorktown  Street, 
Oceanside,  New  York  11572 

Morgan,  LaVeeda;  North  Indiana  Conference;  1980  Monroe  Lane, 
Gary,  Indiana  46407 

Palmer,  Gregory  V.;  Eastern  Pennsylvania  Conference;  1225  N.  13th 
St.,  Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania  19122 

Walls,  Wanda;  Detroit  Conference;  2145  Syracuse,  Dearborn,  Michi- 
gan 48124 

SEMINARY  REPRESENTATIVES  (20) 

Barton,  Walter  C,  Jr.;  At  large — Colgate  Rochester,  Southern  New 
England  Conference;  1100  Goodman  St.,  South,  Rochester,  New 
York  14620 

Bates,  William.  L.,  Jr.;  Garrett,  North  Dakota  Conference;  916 Vb 
Noyes  St.,  Apt.  X-2,  Evanston,  111.  60201 

Butler,  Paul  B.,  Jr.;  Candler,  North  Georgia  Conference;  826-6  Clif- 
ton Ct.,  Cir.  N.  E.,  Atlanta,  Georgia  30329 

Byrum,  Gordon  L.;  United,  South  Indiana  Conference;  R.  R.  #3, 
Arcanum,  Ohio  45304 

Collins,  Michael  L.;  St.  Paul,  Oregon-Idaho  Conference;  3432  E.  7th, 
Kansas  City,  Missouri  64124 

Ewen,  G.  Dane;  METHESCO,  Southern  New  Jersey  Conference; 
Methodist  Theological  School,  Box  25,  Delaware,  Ohio  43015 

Green,  Judv;  Claremont,  Southern  California- Arizona  Conference; 
1322  Randy,  Upland,  California  91786 

Kildow,  Marnie;  Drew,  Minnesota  Conference;  5410  Fairviev/  Ave., 
N.,  Minneapolis,  Minnesota  55429 

Lurvey,  John  M.,  Jr.;  At  large — Harvard,  Missouri  West  Conference; 
100  Albatross  Rd.,  Quincy,  Massachusetts  02169 


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McFadden,  Vivian  Patricia;  Gammon;  653  Beckwith  St.,  S.  W.,  At- 
lanta, Georgia  30314 

Meyers,  Patricia  A.;  Wesley,  Baltimore  Conference;  12221  Marne 
Lane,  Bowie,  Maryland  20715 

Modisher,  Christine;  At  large — Chicago,  Western  New  York  Con- 
ference; 339  Chesterfield  Ave.,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37212 

Sanford,  Alfred  G.;  Perkins,  Central  Texas  Conference;  Rt.  1;  Box 
13,  Riesel,  Texas  76682 

Sarazin,  Duane  V.;  Evangelical,  Minnesota  Conference;  4532  Oak- 
land Ave.,  So.,  Minneapolis,  Minnesota  55407 

Schlichting,  Donald  A.;  Iliff,  Rocky  Mountain  Conference;  Box  103, 
Merino,  Colorado  80741 

Shindel,  Katherine  A.;  At  large — Union,  Southern  Illinois  Confer- 
ence; 109  Herbert  PL,  Edwardsville,  Illinois  62025 

Simpson,  Robert  O.;  At  large — Yale,  New  York  Conference;  409 
Prospect  St.,  New  Haven,  Connecticut  06510 

Snyder,  Michael;  Boston,  North  Indiana  Conference;  30185  North- 
gate  Dr.,  Southfield,  Michigan  48076 

Stauffer,  Marcus  G.,  Jr.;  At  large — Colgate  Rochester,  Western 
Pennsylvania  Conference;  1100  S.  Goodman  St.,  Rochester,  New 
York  14620 

Tanner,  W.  Douglas,  Jr.;  Duke,  Western  North  Carolina  Conference; 
1234  N.  Washington  St.,  Rutherfordton,  North  Carolina  28319 

COUNCIL  OF  SECRETARIES 

{Discipline — Par.  603) 

Sec.  A,  Row  1 

Seat 

12  Bagby,  Grover  C,  100  Maryland  Ave.,  N.  E.,  Washington,  D.  C. 
20002 

11  Bailey,  A.  Purnell,  3900  Wisconsin  Ave.,  N.  W.,  Washington,  D.  C. 

20016 

10  Bauer,  Richard  H.,  P.  0.  Box  871,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37202 

9  Brandenburg,  E.  Craig,  P.  O.  Box  871,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37202 

8  Brawner,  R.  Bryan,  1200  Davis   St.,  Evanston,  Illinois  60201 

7  Bullock,  Henry  M.,  201  Eighth  Ave.,  South,  Nashville,  Tennessee 

37202 

6  Burgess,  Roger,  1200  Davis  St.,  Evanston,  Illinois  60201 

5  Church,  Paid  V.,  601  West  Riverview  Ave.,  Dayton,  Ohio  45406 

4  Clapsaddle,   Gerald  L.,   601   West  Riverview  Ave.,   Dayton,   Ohio 

45406 

Sec.  A,  Row  2 

12  Ewing,  Miss  Betsy  K.,  475  Riverside  Dr.,  New  York,  New  York 

10027 

11  Greenwalt,  Howard,  1200  Davis  St.,  Evanston,  Illinois  60201 

10  Haines,  J.  Harry,  475  Riverside  Drive,  New  York,  New  York  10027 

9  Ham,  Howard  M.,  P.  O.  Box  871,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37202 

8  Holmgren,  Laton  E.,  1865  Broadway,  New  York,  New  York  10023 

7  Hoover,  Miss  Theressa,  475  Riverside  Drive,  New  York,  New  York 

10027 

6  Hoyt,  Claire  C,  1200  Davis  St.,  Evanston,  Illinois  60201 

5  Huston,  Robert  W.,  Ill  United  Nations  Plaza,  New  York,  New 

York  10017  _    , 

4  Jones,  Tracy  K.,  Jr.,  475  Riverside  Drive,  New  York,  New  York 
10027 


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Sec.  D,  Row  1 

1  Lott,  Clifford,  1200  Davis  St.,  Evanston,  Illinois  60201 

2  Miller,  Miss  Lois  C,  475   Riverside  Drive,  New  York,  New  York 

10027 

3  Ness,  John  H.,  Jr.,  P.  0.  Box  488,  Lake  Junaluska,  North  Carolina 

28745 

4  Nichols,  Sidney,  1200  Davis  St.,  Evanston,  Illinois  60201 

5  Procter,  John,  201  Eighth  Ave.,  So.,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37203 

6  Schaefer,  John  F.,  475  Riverside  Drive,  New  York,  New  York  10027 

7  Self,  David  W.,  1200  Davis  St.,  Evanston,  Illinois  60201 

8  Smith,  Earnest  A.,  100  Maryland  Ave.,   N.E.,  Washington,  D.   C. 

20002 

9  Spencer,  Harry  C,  1525  McGavock  St.,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37203 

Sec.  D,  Row  2 

1  Tuttle,  Lee  F.,   Lake  Junaluska,   North   Carolina  28745 

2  Van  Loon,  Thomas  J.,  P.  O.  Box  871,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37202 

3  Ward,  A.  Dudley,  100  Maryland  Ave.,  N.E.,  Washington,  D.  C.  20002 

4  Chambers,  Curtis  A.,  P.  0.  Box  423,  Park  Ridge,  Illinois  60068 

5  West,  Arthur,  601  West  Riverview  Ave.,  Dayton,  Ohio  45406 

6  Wicke,  Myron  F.,  P.  O.  Box  871,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37202 

7  Will,  Herman,  Jr.,  100   Maryland  Ave.,  N.E.,  Washington,   D.   C. 

20002 

8  Yeakel,  Joseph  H.,  1908  Grand  Ave.,  Nashville,  Tennessee  37203 

9  Young,   J.    Otis,    1661    Northwest    Parkway,    Park   Ridge,    Illinois 

60068 

Seated  with  Conference  Delegations 

West  Ohio,  Calkins,  Raoul  C,  601  West  Riverview  Ave.,  Dayton,  Ohio 
45406 

Western  N.  C,  Weldon,  Wilson  O.,  1908  Grand  Ave.,  Nashville,  Ten- 
nessee 37203 

Detroit,  White,  Woodie  W.,  100  Maryland  Ave.,  N.  E.,  Washington, 
D.  C.  20002 

JURISDICTIONAL  CONFERENCE  SECRETARIES 

Sec.  C,  Row  2,  Seats  8-12 

Ake,  Frank  W.,  (Northeastern),  130  West  3rd  St.,  Bloomsburg, 
Pennsylvania  17815 

Guderian,  Lawrence,  (Western),  1326  Garden  St.,  Bellingham,  Wash- 
ington 98225 

Weisshaar,  Gilbert,  (North  Central),  307  Cedar  Ave.,  St.  Charles, 
Illinois  60174 

Williams,  T.  Poe,  (South  Central),  P.  O.  Box  871,  Nashville,  Ten- 
nessee 37202 

Wilson,  W.  Carleton,  (Southeastern),  Box  10552,  Raleigh,  North 
Carolina  27605 


ALPHABETICAL  LIST  OF 
DELEGATES 

{Italics  denote  ministerial  delegates.  (M)  or  (E)  denotes  former 
church  membership.  Number  indicates  the  Standing  Legislative  Com- 
mittee to  which  each  delegate  has  been  assigned  by  his  Annual  Con- 
ference delegation.) 

Achberger,  Mrs.  Clarence  E.  (M)   (11) East  Ohio 

Adams,  Lloyd  S.,  Jr.  (M)    (9) Memphis 

Adams,  Quenton  D.    (M)    (4)    Central  Alabama 

Adduro,  Pablo  M.  (M)    (1)    Northern  Philippines 

Adkins,  Joel  C.  (M)    (10)    South  Carolina  (1785) 

Adkins,  Leon  M.,  Jr.,   (M)    (6)    Troy 

Aguilar,  Clifford  B.  (M)    (6)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Ake,  Mrs.  Frank  W.  (M)    (3)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Akers,  George  R.  (M)    (6)    Wyoming 

Alhertson,  C.  Gene  (M)    (6)    Oregon-Idaho 

Allen,  Mrs.  James  (M)    (14)    Virginia 

Allin,  Willard  S.  (M)    (13)    Minnesota 

Allison,  John  R.  (M)   (3)    Tennessee 

Allison,  William  F.  (M)    (5)    Missouri  East 

Amark,   Curt    (M)     (4)     Sweden 

Ammerman,  Carl  R.    (M)    (2)    Detroit 

Ammons,  Edsel  A.  (M)    (1)    Northern  Illinois 

Anderegg,  Miss  Joyce  (E)    (14)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Anderson,  Barry  H.  (M)    (1)    North  Alabama 

Anderson,  Mrs.  Virgil  (M)    (7)    Rocky  Mountain 

Anderson,  Walter  F.  (M)    (5)    North  Carolina 

Andrews,  David  H.  (E)    (11)    Baltimore 

Aponte,  Ramon  (M)    (14)    New  York 

Applegate,  William  P.   (M)    (11)    Iowa 

Ariki,  Joe  (M)    (10)    Rocky  Mountain 

Armstrong,  Mrs.  Robert  (M)   (3)    Iowa 

Arterburn,  Mrs.  Jane  (M)    (7)   Louisville 

Ault,  James  M.  (M)    (6)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Aviiia,  Mike    (M)    (2)     Rio  Grande 

Baass,  Erich  M.  (M)   (12)    Northwest  Germany 

Babcock,  Charles  I.  (M)    (11)    Florida 

Babcock,  John  (M)   (4)    West  Michigan 

Bailey,  E.  A.   (M)    (5)    North  Mississippi 

Bailey,  Joe  N.,  Jr.  (M)   (4)   North  Mississippi 

Bailey,  Wesley  (M)   (3)    Western  North  Carolina 

Bailey,  William  P.,  Jr.   (M)    (6)    Memphis 

Baker,  Eric  W.   (M)    (6)    Great  Britain 

Baker,  Leo  L.   (M)    (4)    North  Texas 

Bane,  Mrs.  W.  V.  (M)    (9)    Central  Texas 

Barclift,  Chancie  D.   (M)    (13)    North  Carolina 

Barnes,   Ambrose    (M)     (4)     Agra 

Barnes,  H.  K.   (M)    (9)    North  Alabama 

Earnhardt,  Mrs.  Lurleen  G.  (M)   (1)   Western  North  Carolina 

Barrett,  James  (M)    (12)    South  Carolina  (1785) 

Barto,  Reta  S.  (M)    (7)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Barton,  Charles  A.  (M)   (5)   New  York 

Barton,  Roy  D.  (M)    (7)    Rio  Grande 

Bashore,  George  VF.  (E)    (5)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Baskerville,  M.   Trevor   (M)    (8)    Iowa 

Bastain,  Miss  Mary  Lee  (M)    (5)    South  Indiana 

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Batt,  Samuel  (E)   (5)   Northern  Illinois 

Bautista,  Ignacio  P.  (M)    (7)    Philippines 

Bearden,  Robert  E.  L.  (M)    (14)    Little  Rock 

Beatty,  W.  Carroll   (M)    (12)    Baltimore 

Beatty,  William  M.  (M)    (2)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Beebe,  William  L.  (M)    (14)    Wyoming 

Beeman,  Paul  J.   (M)    (13)    Pacific  Northwest 

Bell,  Lester  H.  (E)   (12)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Bell,  Raymond  M.   (M)    (3) Western  Pennsylvania 

Bender,  Gordon  R.   (E)    (6)    Wisconsin 

Benedyktowicz,    Witold     (M)      (14)      Poland 

Bengers,  Vincent    (M)    (4)     Bombay 

Bergland,  John  K.   (E)    (6)    West  Ohio 

Bertholf ,  Lloyd  M.    (M)    (4)    Central  Illinois 

Bethea,  Joseph  B.   (M)    (9)    Western  North  Carolina 

Bibay,  Francisco  A.,  Jr.    (M)    (4)    Mindanao 

Biddle,   Glenn  H.    (E)     (7)     West  Ohio 

Bingham,  Clifford  (E)    (13)    South  Indiana 

Bittner,  Dwight  M.    (E)    (4)    Western   Pennsylvania 

Bjork,  Virgil  V.  (M)    (6)    North  Indiana 

Black,  Clair  W.    (Mr.)    (M)    (4)    Northern  Nevi^  Jersey 

Blackburn,  Alfred  B.    (M)    (13)    Florida 

Blackburn,  Robert  M.    (M)     (2)    Florida 

Blackstone,  Franklin,  Jr.   (M)    (11)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Blake,  Bruce  P.  (M)    (2)    Kansas  West 

Blanchard,  Hubert  M.    (M)    (5)    Louisiana 

Blessing,  Roy  E.   (E)    (8)    West  Virginia 

Blickenstaff,  Thomas    (E)    (10)    Baltimore 

Bobbitt,   Pauline    (M)     (13)     Southern   California-Arizona 

Boda,  Harold  L.    (E)    (3)    West   Ohio 

Bond,   R.   H.    (M)     (5)     Memphis 

Bonds,  Alfred   B.    (M)     (2)    East   Ohio 

Booth,  Glenn  0.   (M)    (10)    California-Nevada 

Borger,   Clarence   J.    (M)     (3)     Kansas    West 

Born,   Mrs.  Harry   E.    (M)     (7)    Virginia 

Bosley,  Harold  A.   (M)    (1)    New  York 

Boswell,  Hamilton  T.   (M)    (7)    California-Nevada 

Bott,  LeRoy  A.   (E)    (7)    Kansas  West 

Boyd,  Marvin  L.    (M)    (6)     Northwest  Texas 

Boyer,   Gene    (E)    (10)    East   Ohio 

Bozeman,  W.  Scott   (M)    (3)    Florida 

Brabham,  A.  McKay    (M)     (9)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Bramlett,  Sam  C.   (M)    (13)    Texas 

Brandyberry,  Abraham  L.  (E)   (13)    East  Ohio 

Braun,    Mrs.    Paul    (E)     (10)     Iowa 

Brawn,  Melvin    (E)    (5)    California-Nevada 

Bray,  Jerry  G.   (M)    (2)    Virginia 

Brewer,  Otho  G.,  Jr.   (M)    (13)    Peninsula 

Bridges,  Ramsey   (M)    (6)    West  Virginia 

Bright,   William  E.    (M)     (14)     Detroit 

Bristah,  James  W.   (M)    (1)    Detroit 

Bristow,  Carroll  D.  (M)   (13)    Baltimore 

Brogdon,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  S.   (M)    (7)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Brooks,   David   W.    (M)     (7)    North   Georgia 

Brown,  Allen  L.  (M)   (13)   Louisiana 

Brown,   Rainsford   A.    (M)     (8)     Iowa 

Brown,   William   E.    (M)     (3)     New    York 

Bruce,   S.   Duane    (M)     (2)     Northwest    Texas 

Bryan,  Monk   (M)     (7)    Missouri   East 

Bryant,   Thomas    (M)    (2)     South   Indiana 


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Bumpers,  E.  Clay   (M)    (4)    North  Arkansas 

Burns,  Alden  B.   (M)    (3)    West  Michigan 

Burrous,  Kermit    (M)     (9)     North   Indiana 

Burrous,  Mrs.  Anita   (M)    (7)    Noi-th  Indiana 

Burtner,  Robert   W.    (M)     (11)    Oregon-Idaho 

Butler,  Handle    (M)     (7)    New  Mexico 

Buttimer,   Thomas  A.    (M)    (6)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Buttrey,  D.  Roscoe   (M)    (10)    Tennessee 

Byler,  Robert  A.    (M)    (13)    West  Ohio 

Byrd,    William   O.    (M)     (11)     Rocky    Mountain 

Cabrera,  Ismael    (M)    (4)    Puerto  Rico 

Cagna,    Mrs.    Betty    (M)     (9)     Missouri   West 

Cain,   Mrs.   James    S.    (M)     (1)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Cain,  Richard  W.  (M)    (2)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Calbert,  Wavne  F.    (M)    (4)    Mississippi   (FCJ) 

Caldwell,  Gilbert  H.,  Jr.    (M)    (2)    Southern  New  England 

Calkins,  Raoul  C.   (M)    (3)    West  Ohio 

Campbell,  Foy   (M)    (12)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Carlsen,  Eigil    (M)    (11)    Denmark 

Carlson,   Verner  A.    (E)     (8)     North   Indiana 

Carlton,  Gordon  B.   (M)    (12)    Little  Rock 

Carr,   Marvin   H.    (M)     (7)     West    Virginia 

Carraway,   James  L.    (M)     (8)     Western    Pennsylvania 

Carrell,   Olivia    (M)    (14)    California-Nevada 

Carrington,  John  E.  (M)   (13)    New  York 

Carroll,  Edward  G.   (M)    (2)    Baltimore 

Carruth,  Mrs.  Carlton   (M)    (11)    South  Georgia 

Carson,  Joseph  T.,  Jr.    (M)    (10)    Virginia 

Carter,  Earl  B.    (M)    (3)    North  Arkansas 

Carver,  Donald  L.    (M)     (14)    Iowa 

Casad,  Gordon  D.   (M)    (10)    North  Texas 

Caswell,  Bervin  O.    (M)     (6)     New  Mexico 

Catterall,  Grace    (M)     (13)     California-Nevada 

Chadwick,  Mrs.  Dorothy    (M)    (13)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Chaffee,  Paul   (M)    (9)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Chapman,  Dr.  A.  Frank  (M)    (12)    Peninsula 

Charan,  Miss  Sophie   (M)    (7)    Lucknow 

Chawhan,  Jayanand  I.  (M)    Gujarat 

Cheji,  Peter  F.   (M)    (7)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Chiles,  Paul  D.   (M)    (8)    West  Ohio 

Chitnis,  Vinubhai   W.    (M)    Gujarat 

Chittum,  John   (M)    (9)    East  Ohio 

Choy,   Wilbur  W.    (M)    (12)     California-Nevada 

Christianson,  Lyle  T.   (M)    (7)    Minnesota 

Clark,  Alva  H.    (M)    (7)    Nebraska 

Clark,   Mrs.   Lamar    (M)     (6)     Texas 

Clay,  Willie  B.    (M)    (6)    Northern  Illinois 

Clem,   Paul   L.    (M)     (3)     North   Alabama 

Cleveland,  Millard  C.    (M)    (10)    Florida 

Clymer,  Merritt  (E)   (8)    East  Ohio 

Cochran,  James  D.    (M)    (4)     Detroit 

Cochrun,  Edgar  (E)   (13)    West  Ohio 

Cockerille,  Miss  Clara   (M)    (10)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Codding,   Charles,  Jr.    (M)    (9)    Oklahoma 

Coffin,   Wayne   W.    (M)    (6)     Oklahoma 

Coffman,  Floyd  H.    (M)    (2)    Kansas  East 

Colaw,  Emerson  S.  (M)    (5)    West  Ohio 

Cole,  Calvin  H.    (E)    (13)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Coleman,  Harry   (M)    (14)    West  Virginia 


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Collins,   Claude  R.    (M)     (1)     West   Virginia 

Collins,  Mabel   E.    (M)    (9)     New  York 

Colpitis,  A.  Hunter   (E)    (6)    North  Indiana 

Colpitts,   Mrs.  A.   Hunter    (E)    (14)     North  Indiana 

Cooke,  George  W.  (M)   (1)    Western  New  York 

Cooke,  Jack    (M)    (8)     Louisiana 

Cooke,  Mrs.  Monroe  (M)   (1)    East  Ohio 

Cooke,  R.  Jervis   (M)    (7)    Peninsula 

Cooper,   Earle   N.    (M)     (12)     Troy 

Cooper,   Joel   A.    (M)     (6)     North    Arkanasa 

Cooper,   Kenneth    (M)     (1)     Alabama-West   Florida 

Carry,  John  G.   (M)    (6)    Tennessee 

Cotton,  William  Davis  (M)    (2)    Louisiana 

Cotto-T homer,  Alfredo    (M)    (10)     New  York 

Courtney,  Robert  H.    (M)    (5)     East  Ohio 

Cox,  Miss  Sarah   (M)    (1)    West  Ohio 

Crain,   Dight  W.    (M)    (4)    Southern  New  England 

Crawford,  Gene  P.    (E)    (8)    South  Indiana 

Creel,  John    (M)    (8)     Alabama- West  Florida 

Cromwell,  Thomas  L.    (M)    (13)    East  Ohio 

Crutchfield,  Finis  A.    (M)     (6)     Oklahoma 

Cuaresma,  Consuelo  0.    (M)    (3)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Cuff,  G.  Wayne   (M)    (1)    Peninsula 

Culp,  Jesse  A.    (M)    (5)    North  Alabama 

Cummings,   Mrs.   C.    C.    (M)     (7)     Northern   Illinois 

Cummins,  Marlene   (M)    (7)    Southern  Illinois 

Current,  Gloster  C.   (M)    (1)    New  York 

Curtis,  Mrs.  Albert   (M)    (5)    Central  New  York 

Curtis,  Myers   B.    (M)     (2)     North   Arkansas 

Cushman,  Robert  E.    (M)    (6)     North   Carolina 

Dailey,  Charles  M.    (M)    (3)    East  Ohio 

Danforth,  Merrill  A.    (M)    (2)    Maine 

Darling,   Howard   H.    (M)    (8)    New  York 

Darrow,  Frederick   M.    (deceased)    Central  New   York 

Dass,  Christopher  S.    (M)    (6)    Lucknow 

Daugherty,  Ruth  M.   (E)    (13)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Davenport,  Mrs.  E.  T.  (M)   (7)    Little  Rock 

Davis,  Carlos  W.   (M)    (5)    Texas 

Davis,  George    (E)    (1)    North  Indiana 

Davis,  Hooker  D.    (M)    (1)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Davis,  Paul    (M)    (12)    Central  Illinois 

Davis,   Sidney   E.    (E)     (10)     Missouri   West 

Dayal,  Dr.   Christo  D.    (M)    (10)    Moradabad 

Decker,  Mrs.  E.  Moore   (M)    (10)    Texas 

de  Freitas,  Antonio  Filipe   (M)    (11)    Angola 

Dekle,  Joe  B.    (M)    (4)    North  Georgia 

DeLong,  Dale  F.    (E)    (4)     West   Ohio 

Dement,  Frank  E.,  Jr.  (M)   (8)    Mississippi 

Dennis,   Charles   C,   Sr.    (M)     (4)     Liberia 

Dennis,  Gordon  (M)    (3)    Central  Texas 

Detty,  Darrell    (E)     (5)    West   Ohio 

Devadanam,  H.  M.  (M)    (4)    South  India 

DeVaux,  Mrs.  Thomas    (E)    (4)    Western  Pennsylvania 

DeWitt,  Jesse  R.   (M)    (2)    Detroit 

Dickerson,   Ellis  R.    (M)     (13)     Alabama-West   Florida 

Dickhaut,  Walter  R.,  Sr.  (M)    (6)    West  Ohio 

Dille,  Robert  E.  (E)    (3)    West  Virginia 

Dixon,  Ernest  T.   (M)    (6)      Southwest  Texas 

Dodder,  Robert  T.  (M)    (7)    Iowa 


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Dodge,    Carlton    S.    (E)     (3)     Eastern    Pennsylvania 

Dodson,   Thurman   L.    (M)     (2)     Baltimore 

Doenges,  William  C.    (M)    (4)     Oklahoma 

Doering,  Martin    (M)    (4)       West  Berlin 

Doggett,    Herbert   L.    D.    (M)     (1)     Baltimore 

Doggett,  John  N.,  Jr.    (M)    (1)    Missouri  East 

Dolliver,  James    (M)     (1)     Pacific   Northwest 

Dotts,   Ted  J.    (M)    (14)       Northwest  Texas 

Douglass,   Carl  H.,  Jr.    (M)     (6)     Virginia 

Downie,  Dr.  Gerald   (M)    (10)    Central  Illinois 

Drennan,  Merrill  W.    (M)    (12)     Baltimore 

Drinkard,  Eugene  T.  (M)    (14)    North  Georgia 

Droke,  Clifford  S.    (M)     (9)     California-Nevada 

Duck,  David  A.  (M)    (5)    South  Georgia 

Dudley,  E.  M.    (M)      Western  North   Carolina 

Duffey,   Paul   A.    (M)     (11)     Alabama- West   Florida 

Duncan,  Edward  L.   (M)    (5)    Detroit 

Dunlap,  G.  Alan  (M)   (1)   Nebraska 

Dunn,  Merle  A.   (E)    (2)    Minnesota 

Dunn,    Mrs.    Sam    A.    (M)     (14)     North    Carolina 

Dutt,  Harold    (E)    (12)     West   Ohio 

Early,  Joyce   V.    (M)     (8)     North   Carolina 

Easley,  John   (E)    (1)    South  Indiana 

Easter,  Paul  M.    (M)    (13)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Eaton,  Harry  B.   (M)    (3)    Virginia 

Eberly,  Edwin  P.    (E)     (8)     East   Ohio 

Eby,    Mrs.    Norma    (M)     (7)     Pacific    Northwest 

Eckel,  Sherman  B.    (E)    (8)    Western  New  York 

Eckstein,  D.  D.  Herbert   (E)    (1)    West  Berlin 

Edgar,  Charles  E.    (M)    (4)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Edgar,   Thomas  A.    (M)    (8)     North   Alabama 

Egan,  Jim   A.    (M)    (1)     Oklahoma 

Egger,   Kirk    (M)    (7)     North   Mississippi 

Eich,  Foster   (M)    (10)    Alabama- West  Florida 

Eldridge,  Edgar  A.    (M)    (3)    Holston 

Ellis,  Edwin  L.  (M)   (1)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Ellis,   Matt    L.    (M)     (1)     North   Arkansas 

Ellis,   S.   Blake    (M)     (6)     Maine 

Emerson,   Joe   G.    (M)     (7)     South    Indiana 

Engel,  Damon  L.    (M)    (9)    West  Virginia 

Enke,  Karl-Heinz  (E)   (5) 

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Entler,  Fred   P.    (M)    (12)     Holston 

Epps,    Anderson    C.    (M)     (6)     Georgia 

Espie,  John  C.   (M)    (4)    Minnesota 

Eutsler,  R.  Kern   (M)    (1)     Virginia 

Evans,  Daniel  F.    (M)    (12)    South  Indiana 

Evatt,  Parker    (M)     (1)     South  Carolina    (1785) 

Everhart,  Mrs.   Frank  B.    (M)    (12)    West  Virginia 

Fabian,   Pedro  F.    (M)    (4)    Northern   Philippines 

Fagan,    Harold    (M)     (4)     Texas 

Fanning,  O.  B.   (M)    (9)    Florida 

Fant,  Glenn  (M)    (2)    North  Mississippi 

Farley,    Thomas  K.    (M)    (1)    Southern   California-Arizona 

Faust,   Carl   W.    (E)     (5)    Iowa 

Featherston,  R.   Jack    (M)     (5)     Oklahoma 

Fechtig,   Norman    (E)     (3)    Southern  Illinois 

Fenn,  G.  Lemuel   (M)    (13)    Oklahoma 


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Fereira  Dias,  Nobre  Pereira   (M)    (1)    Angola 

Ferris,   Mrs.  E.  L.    (M)    (2)    Nebraska 

Fetterman,  Brian  A.    (M)     (6)    Central   Pennsylvania 

Fichter,  Joseph  W.   (M)    (11)    West  Ohio 

Fields,  Mrs.  Louis  H.   (M)    (5)    Kentucky 

Fink,  Harold  H.  (M)   (13)   Virginia 

Finkbeiner,  Melvin  M.    (M)    (2)    Pacific  Northwest 

Firestone,  Lyman  (M)    (2)    Missouri  West 

Fischer,  Dr.  Heinz  P.   (M)    (1)    South  Germany 

Fishbeck,  Royal  B.,  Jr.   (M)    (13)    Troy 

Fisher,  Albert  F.    (M)    (2)    North   Carolina 

Fisher,  Harry  J.  (E)    (8)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Fisher,  J.  Herschel  (M)    (5)    North  Texas 

Fisher,  James   A.,  Sr.    (M)     (3)     Memphis 

Flinchbaugh,  James  E.    (E)    (6)    West   Ohio 

Fogleman,  C.  M.,  Jr.  (M)   (5)    Kansas  West 

Forbes,  J.  Kenneth    (M)    (2)    South  Indiana 

Ford,  Edwin  C.    (M)    (13)    Western  North  Carolina 

Ford,    Floyd    (M)     (7)     Tennessee 

Ford,  Frank  B.   (M)    (13)    New  Mexico 

Foster,   George   A.    (M)     (14)    Florida 

Fowler,  H.  Thornton  (M)    (9)    Tennessee 

Franklin,  Denson  N.  (M)    (9)    North  Alabama 

Freeman,  G.  Ross  (M)    (13)    South  Georgia 

Frey,  John  H.  (M)   (9)    Nebraska 

Fribley,  Robert   W.    (M)    (Resigned)    North  Indiana 

Fridy,  Wallace    (M)    (6)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Froe,  D.   W.    (M)    (10)    West  Virginia 

Fulbright,   Homer  H.    (M)    (5)     North   Arkansas 

Fulk,  Floyd  L.   (E)    (5)    Virginia 

Gailey,  Mrs.  Beulah   (M)    (7)     Missouri  West 

Galbreath,  Mrs.   Charles    (M)    (13)    Central   Illinois 

Galloway,  Benedict  A.  (M)   (11)    Louisiana 

Galvan,  Elias  G.  (M)    (12)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Gantz,  Richard    (M)    (7)    Central  Illinois 

Garrett,    C.    Deiidy    (M)     (3)     Iowa 

Garrick,  Grier  L.   (M)    (4)    North  Carolina 

Garrison,  R.  Benjamin  (M)    (11)    Central  Illinois 

Gates,   Merrill    (E)    (3)     Northern    Illinois 

Gathings,   Ervin  M.    (M)     (14)     North    Texas 

Gausdal,  Hans   (M)    (4)    Norway 

Geible,  Merrell  D.   (E)    (3)    North  Indiana 

Geissbuhler,  Theo   (E)    (13)    Switzerland   (E) 

Gentry,  Edd  W.   (M)    (8)    Florida 

Gibson,   J.    Nelson    (M)     (7)     North    Carolina 

Gilbert,   Ronald   W.    (M)     (12)     Oklahoma 

Gilmore,  Paul  G.   (E)    (9)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Gilts,  George   (E)    (13)    West  Ohio 

Glasgow,  Francis  M.    (M)    (4)    East  Ohio 

Goens,   Ray  W.    (M)    (2)     Texas 

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Good,  Mary   (M)    (8)    Detroit 

Goodrich,   Robert  E.,  Jr.    (M)    (9)     North   Texas 

Goodwin,   Burnie   C.,   Jr.    (M)     (2)     New    Mexico 

Gordon,  Harry  M.    (M)     (4)     Wyoming 

Gordon,  Mrs.  John  W.   (M)    (11)    North  Alabama 

Graham,  John  H.   (M)    (6)    Upper  Mississippi 

Graham,  Joseph  R.   (E)    (10)    West  Ohio 

Grant,  Nicholas  W.  (M)    (13)    North  Carolina 


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Gray,  C.  Jarrett,  Sr.   (M)    (5)    Missouri  West 

Gray,  Mrs.  Ethel  M.    (M)    (7)    Florida 

Green,   Mrs.   Robert  E.    (M)    (9)     South   Indiana 

Greene,  Horace  H.  (M)    (6)    Kentucky 

Greenhaw,  Frank    (M)    (13)    North  Texas 

Greenwaldt,  William  M.    (M)    (6)    Central  Texas 

Grenfell,  John  N.,  Jr.    (M)    (12)    Detroit 

Gridley,  Dorothy   R.    (M)    (3)    Minnesota 

Grogan,  Roy  J.  (M)    (2)   Central  Texas 

Grove,   William  B.    (M)     (11)     Western  Pennsylvania 

Gsell,  Theophil  H.   (M)    (4)    Switzerland   (M) 

Guiang,  Condrado  G.    (M)     (5)     Mindanao 

Gundlach,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  B.    (M)    (4)    Western  New  York 

Gurtner,   Miss    Charlotte    (M)     (3)     Central    Illinois 

Gtistafson,  Laveme  H.    (E)    (5)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Gwyer,  Herbert  L.   (M)    (9)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Hager,  Cornelius  R.   (M)    (3)    Kentucky 

Hagiya,  Paul  H.    (M)    (1)    Rocky   Mountain 

Hagood,  Delma  L.  (M)    (5)    North  Georgia 

Haining,  Kathleen  L.   (M)    (14)    Minnesota 

Hall,   Carl   C.    (M)    (2)    Little  Rock 

Hall,  E.   William    (M)    (13)    Baltimore 

Hamilton,  Richard  E.  (M)    (3)    South  Indiana 

Hamilton,  Ronald  R.    (M)     (9)     Rocky   Mountain 

Hampton,    Mrs.    Mary    (M)     (1)     Missouri    West 

Hancock,  Maurice  M.  (M)    (4)    Peninsula 

Hand,   Don  J.    (M)    (4)     Southwest   Texas 

Handy,  W.  T.,  Jr.   {M.)    (6)    Louisiana 

Hanks,   Stanley    G.    (M)     (9)     Minnesota 

Hann,   Edwin  F.,  Jr.    (M)    (8)    Southern   New  Jersey 

Hann,  Paul  M.    (M)     (9)     Iowa 

Hanna,  Mrs.  Ellen   (M)    (1)    Central  Illinois 

Hardcastle,  James  C.   (M)    (3)    Peninsula 

Hardin,  Granville  N.   (M)    (14)    West  Ohio 

Harding,  Joe  A.   (M)    (14)    Pacific  Northwest 

Hardt,  John  W.    (M)    (6)    Texas 

Harkness,  Georgia    (M)    (1)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Harkness,  Leonard  L.   (M)    (5)    Minnesota 

Harper,   John   R.    (M)     (14)     Eastern    Pennsylvania 

Harriefeld,  Fritz   (E)    (11)    Northwest  Germany 

Harriger,  Harold  0.    (M)    (1)     Northwest  Texas 

Harrington,  Richard  W.    (M)    (6)    Western  New  York 

Harrington,   Robert  F.    (M)     (12)     Louisiana 

Harrington,  Mrs.  Wayne  W.    (M)    (11)    Nebraska 

Harris,  Justin  N.   (M)    (5)    Bombay 

Hartman,  Tom  (M)   (14)   Kansas  West 

Hartz,    Mrs.    Paul    (M)     (11)     Virginia 

Havemann,  Gerhard  (E)   (13) 

Annual  Conf.  of  German  Democratic  Rep. 

Hawkins,  J.   Clinton    (M)    (4)    Missouri  East 

Hawkins,  Donald   (M)    (4)    West  Ohio 

Hayes,  Clare  J.  (M)    (3)   Kansas  East 

Hayes,  Melvin   (E)    (10)    East  Ohio 

Hay  ward,  C.  Douglas    (M)    (6)     California-Nevada 

Heacock,  Jack  D.   (M)    (11)    Southwest  Texas 

Heckard,  Cecil  L.    (M)    (11)     Western  North   Carolina 

Hedberg,  Al  A.   (M)    (7)    Florida 

Heisel,  Eldred  B.  (E)   (4)   West  Ohio 

Helms,  Mrs.  Roy   (M)    (7)    North  Indiana 


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Henderson,  Mrs.  Henry   (M)    (10)    West  Ohio 

Henderson,  William   R.    (M)     (1)    Western   North    Carolina 

Henderson,   Zach  S.    (M)     (9)    South   Georgia 

Henry,  William  R.   (M)    (1)    Oklahoma 

Hermann,   Dr.   Erich    (E)     (13)    Southwest  Germany 

Hess,   Wayne  C.    (E)    (8)    Central  Illinois 

Heyde,  Forest  R.   (E)    (4)    North  Indiana 

Hickerson,  Walter  J.    (M)    (8)    Kansas  West 

Hicks,  Kenneth  W.    (M)    (13)    Nebraska 

High,  Henry  R.    (M)    (8)    West  Virginia 

Hildehrand,    Will   M.    (M)     (4)     Southern    California-Arizona 

Hildreth,   Charles  H.    (M)     (6)     Alabama- West  Florida 

Hines,   Mrs.   Thelma    (E)     (7)     Kansas   East 

Hinz,  Lawrence    (E)     (resigned)     Wisconsin 

Hitchock,  William  C.   (M)    (4)    Detroit 

Hjelte,  Marshall  C.   (M)    (10)    Pacific  Northwest 

Hodapp,  Leroy  C.    (M)    (1)    South  Indiana 

Hoffman,  Mrs.  Richard    (M)    (3)     West  Virginia 

Holbrook,  Donald  E.   (M)    (2)    West  Michigan 

Holland,  Mrs.  Betty  Lou    (M)    (1)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Hollis,  Robert  R.    (M)    (6)     Southern  Illinois 

Holmes,  Zan  W.,  Jr.  (M)    (3)    North  Texas 

Holter,  Don  W.    (M)     (6)     Kansas   East 

Homer,  Robert  L.    (M)    (2)     Central   New  York 

Hood,  Esther   (M)    (7)    Yellowstone 

Hood,  Robin  P.    (M)    (2)    Western  North  Carolina 

Hook,  Ralph  C,  Jr.    (M)    (4)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Hoopert,  Grantas  E.   (M)    (14)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Hoover,  J.  Jeffrey   (M)    (14)    Iowa 

Hopkins,  Martin  W.  (M)    (3)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Hopkins,  Mrs.  Thomas  J.  (M)   (7)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Horton,  Robert  E.  (E)    (13)    Detroit 

Hostetter,  Mark  J.   (E)    (2)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Hottle,  Darrell   (M)    (2)    West  Ohio 

Houston,  Jamie  G.   (M)    (13)    North  Mississippi 

Howe,  Mrs,  Clarice   (M)    (5)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Howe,  Robert  C.  (M)    (7)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Howell,  Maggart  B.    (M)    (5)    Central  Texas 

Howes,  John  B.  (M)   (6)   Central  Pennsylvania 

Hozendorf,  C.  Ray   (M)    (9)    Little   Rock 

Hughes,  Harold  H.    (M)    (7)     Virginia 

Hughlett,  William  S.  (M)    (10)    Florida 

Hulit,  Kenneth  W.   (E)    (2)    East  Ohio 

Humphrey,  John  D.,  Sr.   (M)    (3)    North  Mississippi 

Humphrey,  L.  A.,  Jr.   (M)    (8)    Texas 

Hundley,   Mrs.   Frances    (M)    (12)     Wisconsin 

Hundley,   George   R.    (M)     (12)     North   Alabama 

Hunt,  Kenneth  W.   (M)    (1)    West  Ohio 

Huston,  Ralph  B.  (M)    (6)    Florida 

Hutchinson,  Charles  L.   (M)    (7)    Central  Alabama 

Hutchinson,   Mildred    (M)     (11)     Southern    California- Arizona 

Hyatt,  Carl  B.  (M)    (4)    Western  North  Carolina 

Hyatt,   Lochlan   L.    (M)    (8)     South   Carolina    (1785) 

Iwig,  James  H.   (E)    (1)    Kansas  West 

Jacobs,  Harry  H.,  Jr.   (E)    (12)    Central  Pennsylvania 

James,    William   E.    (M)     (3)     Louisville 

James,  William  M.  (M)    (2)    New  York 

Jarvis,  Charles  S.    (M)    (2)    Northern  lUinois 


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Jason,  William   C,  Jr.    (M)    (12)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Jefferson,  A.  G.    (M)    (12)    Virginia 

Jenkins,  H.  James    (M)    (2)    Oregon-Idaho 

Jenkins,  Tom   (M)    (4)    Louisville 

Jenkins,   Warren  M.    (M)     (9)     South   Carolina    (1866) 

Jerome,  J.   E.    (M)    (5)    South   Carolina    (1785) 

Jetter,  Richard   (E)    (9)    South  Germany 

Johansen,    Frede     (M)     (4)      Denmark 

Johnson,  Harry  L.,  II   (M)    (8)    Southern  New  England 

Johnson,   Joseph    T.    (M)     (3)     Northern    Illinois 

Johnson,  Richard  E.    (M)    (11)     Kansas  East 

Johnson,  Richard  O.   (M)    (3)    California-Nevada 

Johnston,  Kenneth   C.    (M)     (3)     Missouri   West 

Jones,  Bevel    (M)    (7)    North  Georgia 

Jones,    Everett    (M)     (1)     Baltimore 

Jones,  George  E.    (M)    (9)    Mississippi 

Jones,  Gerald  H.   (M)    (2)    North  Indiana 

Jones,  John  B.    (M)    (4)    Baltimore 

Jones,  Phil  M.    (M)    (5)     South  Carolina    (1785) 

Jordan,    Bert    (M)     (5)     Mississippi 

Jordan,  Roy  M.    (M)    (4)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Kadenge,   Fannuel    (M)     (13)     Rhodesia 

Kalaf,   Walter  N.    (M)    (11)    Florida 

Kaputo,   Elie   M.    (M)     (11)     Southern    Congo 

Karls,  Harold  M.    (M)    (1)     Detroit 

Kay,  W.  Eugene  (E)    (10)    Oklahoma 

Keejfe,  Williayn  R.  (M)    (13)    New  Hampshire 

Kellam,    Harold    B.    (M)     (4)     Virginia 

Kellaway,   John   W.    (M)     (4)     Great    Britain 

Keller,  Alfred  L.    (E)     (5)     North   Indiana 

Kelley,  Robert  W.  {U)    (6)    East  Ohio 

Kellow,  M.  Keith    (M)     (9)     Texas 

Kemper,   John    Q.    (M)     (1)     Kentucky 

Kent,  Harry  R.   (M)    (4)    South  Carolina   (1785) 

Kerber,  Phil    (M)    (1)    Iowa 

Kesler,  N.  Robert   (M)    (14)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Key,  W.  R.    (M)    (10)    South  Georgia 

Kim,   Thomas  K.    (M)     (3)    Northwest   Texas 

Kimbrough,  R.  Edwin    (M)    (2)     North  Alabama 

King,   Arnold    K.    (M)     (10)     North    Carolina 

King,   Mrs.   Mary   E.    (M)     (11)     Western   North   Carolina 

King,  John  T.    (M)    (3)    Southwest  Texas 

Kirchner,  Frederick  K.  (M)    (11)    Troy 

Kleszczynski,  Adam   (M)    (3)    Poland 

Knecht,  David  F.    (M)    (5)    North  Dakota 

Knox,  James  L.    (M)    (1)    Florida 

Knupp,   Robert   E.    (M)     (5)     Central    Pennsylvania 

Koenig,  Robert   W.    (E)     (11)     South  Indiana 

Kreager,  Max  W.   (M)    (9)    Iowa 

Krueger,  Delton  H.   (M)    (11)    Minnesota 

Kruse,   Lowen    V.    (M)     (3)     Nebraska 

Kuehl,  Werner  E.   (M)    (11)    Northwest  Germany 

Lagawo,    Richard    E.    S.    (E)     (4)     Sierra    Leone 

Lai,  James    (M)    (11)    Delhi 

Lamb,   Raymond    R.    (M)     (6)     Detroit 

Lamb,  Mrs.  Wayne  A.   (M)    (7)    Memphis 

Lang,  Francis   (M)    (7)    East  Ohio 

Lanning,  Dean  A.    (M)     (3)     Northern  New  Jersey 


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Laraba,  Forest  W.   (M)    (2)    New  Hampshire 

Larson,  Gunnar  E.   ( M )    ( 5 )    Sweden 

Lash,  H.  Donald    (E)    (14)    "Western  Pennsylvania 

Lashford,  Mrs.  Edgar  J.  (M)    (7)    Wyoming 

LaSuer,  Donald  F.    (M)     (13)     North  Indiana 

Latta,  Lloijd  A.    (M)    (10)    Iowa 

Lau,  Clifford    (M)    (13)     Wisconsin 

Ledbetter,  M.  C.    (M)    (4)    Northwest  Texas 

Lee,  Ernest  W.    (M)    (2)     Southern   New  Jersey 

Lee,  Vernon    (M)    (3)     Northern   New   York 

Leggett,  John  W.,  Jr.   (M)    (6)    Mississippi 

Lennartson,  Walter    (M)     (4)     Northern   Illinois 

Leonard,    Mrs.    James    M.    (M)     (11)     West   Ohio 

Lesher,  Mrs.  Rosalind  M.    (E)    (3)    Western  New  York 

Lester,   W.   D.    (M)     (9)     Southwest 

Lewis,   W.   Robert    (M)     (1)     North    Alabama 

Lewis,  William  B.  (M)    (14)    Southern  Illinois 

Lightner,  A.  LeRoy    (M)     (2)     Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Lightner,  George  S.    (M)    (8)    Virginia 

Lindgren,  Alvin  J.    (M)     (2)     Wisconsin 

Lindquist,  Harold   V.    (E)     (5)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Lindseij,  Julian  A.   (M)    (10)    Western  North  Carolma 

Linhoss,  John  C.    (E)    (7)    Virginia 

Little,  Mrs.  Alvirita    (M)    (3)    Pacific  Northwest 

Litton,   Ray    (M)     (4)     Kentucky 

Llenado,  Abigael  C.   (M)    (   )    Middle  Philippines 

Long,  Carroll  H.   (M)    (10)    Holston 

Long,  Maurice  K.   (M)    (4)    •  .   Iowa 

Love,   Elza  L.    (M)     (13)     Texas 

Lovern,  J.  Chess   (M)    (7)    Oklahoma 

Lowe,  Donald  L.    (M)    (2)     Southern   Illinois 

Loyd,  H.   Brown    (M)     (8)     Central   Texas 

Loyd,   Harold    W.    (M)     (6)     Central    Illinois 

Lundy,  John  T.    (M)    (7)     Holston 

Lundy,  Robert  F.    (M)    (11)     Holston 

Lusby,  L.  D.  (E)    (9)   Holston 

Lutrick,  Charles  E.   (M)    (13)    Northwest  Texas 

Mack,  James    (M)    (3)    South  Carolina   (1866) 

MacKay,   James    (M)     (8)     North    Georgia 

Madison,  J.  Clay   (M)    (8)    Western  North  Carolina 

Madsen,   Arnold    (M)     (5)     Norway 

Mahon,  Eldon  B.  (M)    (1)    Central  Texas 

Majors,  R.  Powell   (M)    (8)    Western  North  Carolina 

Malac,   Vlastislav    (M)     (13)     Czechoslovakia 

Mangum,  Mrs.  Orien   (M)    (11)    Peninsula 

Mann,    Charles    L.     (M)      (8)      Baltimore 

Mann,  Mrs.  Harold  L.    (M)    (2)    North  Carolina 

Mann,  Robert    (M)    (1)    Central  New  York 

Mann,  Robert  T.   (M)    (12)    Florida 

Mannasmith,  Dr.  Clarence  H.   (M)    (12)    Iowa 

Manns,  Herbert   (M)    (13)    West  Berlin 

Marandi,  Emmanuel  (M)    (4)    Bengal 

Marima,  William   (M)    (4)    Rhodesia 

Marlow,  H.   Leroy    (E)     (10)     Central  Pennsylvania 

Martin,  George  W.  (M)    (6)    Little  Rock 

Martin,   Gordon    (M)     (8)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Martin,  Paul  D.,  Jr.  (M)    (8)    Virginia 

Marvin,   John  E.    (M)     (11)     Detroit 

Massey,  Daniel  B.    (M)     (6)     Moradabad 


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Matheny,  Robert  M.   (M)    (3)    Mississippi 

Matheny,   Thomas   H.    (M)    (1)     Louisiana 

Matthaei,  Marjorie    (M)    (9)    Kansas  West 

Matthew,  Glenn  E.  (M)    (6)    Kansas  West 

Matthews,  Mrs.  Cecil  R.  (M)    (7)    Northwest  Texas 

Mayer,  Paul  O.    (M)    (7)    East  Ohio 

Mayes,   Allen  M.    (M)     (8)     Texas 

Mayo,   George  W.    (M)    (8)     South   Georgia 

Mays,  Avery   (M)    (7)    North  Texas 

McAdams,  Charles  K.    (M)    (3)    North  Carolina 

McCall,  Kenneth  A.   (M)    (13)    Missouri  West 

McCartt,   James   S.    (M)     (5)     Holston 

McCleskey,  Wayne  H.   (M)    (7)    Texas 

McCommons,   Mrs.  R.  M.    (M)    (13)    North  Georgia 

McCoy,  Paul  E.    (M)    (6)     Peninsula 

McCullough,  Mrs.  Ralph   (M)    (7)    Missouri  East 

McCune,  Robert  J.  (M)   (6)    Central  New  York 

McDavid,   Harry   E.    (M)    (7)    Alabama-West   Florida 

McDavid,  Joel  D.    (M)    (3)    Alabama-West   Florida 

McDonald,  Charles  P.   (M)    (7)    North  Arkansas 

McGowan,  Mrs.  Charles  B.   (M)    (7)    Louisiana 

Mcintosh,  Mrs.  Hilda   (M)    (13)    Kansas  East 

McKenzie,   Leon  T.    (M)    (9)     Southern  California- Arizona 

McMillan,  Mrs.   Norris    (M)    (13)    Southwest  Texas 

McRae,  Frank  L.    (M)     (1)     Memphis 

Meadows,  William  A.  (M)   (5)   Florida 

Meinhardt,  Lydia    (E)    (7)    West  Berlin 

Melgren,  Wesley  A.   (E)    (8)    Minnesota 

Meliiis,  Arthur  R.  (M)    (1)    Troy 

Mendigorin,   Abdon    (M)    (12)     Philippines 

Mentzer,   Warren   F.    (E)     (11)     Eastern   Pennsylvania 

Mercer,  Charles  H.   (M)    (1)    North  Carolina 

Merrow,  Arthur  S.   (M)    (2)    Western  New  York 

Messmer,  William  K.    (E)    (9)    West  Ohio 

Metcalf,   Kenneth   E.    (M)     (5)     Iowa 

Metzel,  Mrs.  George  V.  (M)    (7)    Oklahoma 

Meuschke,  Paul  J.    (M)     (6)     Western  Pennsylvania 

Michelmann,  Heinrich   (M)    (1)    Southwest  Germany 

Mielke,   Mrs.    Sharon    (E)     (11)     Wisconsin 

Mikkelsen,  John  H.  (M)    (12)    Nebraska 

Miles,  Denver  L.    (E)    (2)    West  Virginia 

Miller,  Isaac  H.    (M)    (3)    Western  North  Carolina 

Millet,  Edmund  A.  W.  (M)    (7)    Western  New  York 

Modisher,  Donald  E.   (M)    (5)    Western  New  York 

Moeller,  Romane  G.  (E)    (2)    Rocky  Mountain 

Mossinger,  Manfred  (E)    (5)    Southwest  Germany 

Momberg,  Paul  B.   (M)    (8)    West  Ohio 

Montgomery,  Allen  D.   (M)    (7)    North  Alabama 

Montgomery,  Edward   (M)    (4)    North  Alabama 

Montgomery,  John  C,  Jr.  (M)    (9)    Missouri  East 

Moody,   C.   LeGrande,   Jr.    (M)    (13)     South    Carolina    (1785) 

Moon,  Robert  W.    (M)     (1)     California-Nevada 

Moore,  Eugene  J.   (E)    (2)    Central  Illinois 

Moore,  John  V.    (M)    (11)    California-Nevada 

Moore,  LeRoy  W.  (M)   (11)   Iowa 

Moore,  Lester  L.    (M)    (1)    Iowa 

Moore,   Manly   M.    (M)     (8)     Oklahoma 

Moore,   Ray    (M)     (10)     North   Georgia 


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Moore,  Richard  V.    (M)    (3)    Florida 

Moore,  Thomas  P.   (E)    (4)    East  Ohio 

Moorhead,   Edwin   E.    (M)     (4)     Mississippi 

Moorhead,  Frank  (M)    (6)    North  Georgia 

Morgan,  Robert  C.    (M)     (13)    North   Alabama 

Morrison,  Mrs.  Mary   (M)    (4)    Western  North  Carolina 

Morton,  Mrs.  C.   (M)    (7)    Texas 

Muelder,   Walter  G.    (M)    (3)    Southern   New   England 

Muller,   Walter  W.    (E)    (9)     Central   Illinois 

Mullick,  Pravash  R.      (M)    (1)    Bengal 

Murray,  Jerry  D.   (M)    (2)    Western  North  Carolina 

Museu,  Emile   (M)    (   )    Central   Congo 

Muteteke,  Paul   (M)    (3)    Southern  Congo 

Myers,  Calvin  R.    (M)     (14)     East  Ohio 

Myers,   David  L,    (M)    (5)    Southern   California-Arizona 

Myers,  Paul  E.   (M)    (13)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Myers,   T.   Cecil    (M)    (3)     North   Georgia 

Naff,   George   E.    (M)     (7)     Holston 

Naylor,   E,    R.    (M)     (4)     Rocky   Mountain 

Nees,  Forrest  G.  (M)    (11)    East  Ohio 

Neese,  William  J.    (M)    (6)    North  Carolina 

Nelson,  J.  R.    (M)    (3)    East  Ohio 

Nestler,  Frank  H.  (M)   (2)   Central  Illinois 

Netterville,  G.  Leon  (M)    (4)    Louisiana 

Newman,  Mrs.  Harold   (M)    (7)    West  Michigan 

Newman,   M.   Douglas    (M)     (6)     Virginia 

Newton,   C.   D.   S.    (M)     (13)    Delhi 

Ngoi,  Maurice   (M)    (3)    North  Katanga 

Nichols,  Frank  A.  (M)    (6)    Iowa 

Nichols,  Henry  H.  (M)    (9)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Nicholson,  R.  Herman   (M)    (6)    Western  North  Carolina 

Norris,    Irene    (M)     (7)     Detroit 

North,  Jack  B.    (M)    (14)    Central  Illinois 

Northfelt,  Merlyn  W.  (M)    (6)    Northern  Illinois 

Northrop,   George   M.    (M)     (12)     New   York 

Obaugh,   William  R.    (E)     (4)     Florida 

Odom,  Warren  G.  (M)    (3)    Central  New  York 

Oehler,  Mrs.  Jack   (E)    (14)    Northern  Illinois 

Ogden,  Mrs.  Selma    (M)    (5)    Troy 

O'Hara,  Delmar  T,  (M)    (12)    East  Ohio 

Oliphint,  Benjamin  R.  (M)    (3)    Louisiana 

Ortman,  Ervin   (M)    (7)    South  Dakota 

Osborn,  John   F.    (E)     (2)    West   Ohio 

Otwell,  William    (M)    (7)    Southern   California-Arizona 

Outler,  Albert  C.   (M)    (1)    North  Texas 

Owens,  J.  Garfield  (M)    (7)    Southwest  Texas 

Page,   Carlos   C.    (M)     (13)     West   Michigan 

Page,  S.  Covey   (M)    (5)    Oklahoma 

Paige,  Mrs.  Jean  (M)    (11)    ' West  Virginia 

Palomo,  Luis  Fernando    (M)     Costa  Rica 

Parker,  Richard  S.    (M)    (11)    New  York 

Parker,  Robert  P.   (M)    (12)    Virginia 

Parker,  Mrs.  W.  Roy   (M)    (7)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Patrick,  James  T.    (M)    (4)    North  Carolina 

Patton,  Luther  A.    (M)    (7)     Troy 

Patton,   Russell   R.    (M)     (13)     Kentucky 

Paxton,  James  R.    (M)    (12)    Texas 


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Penicela,  Almeida   (M)    (    )    Southeast  Africa 

Persons,   William  R.    (M)     (6)     Rocky  Mountain 

Peter,  M.   Ella    (M)     (7)     Hyderabad 

Peter,  Victor    (M)     (1)     Madhya   Pradesh 

Peters,    Dr.    C.    Kenneth    (M)     (5)     Louisville 

Peters,  James  C.   (M)    (9)    Western  North  Carolina 

Peters,  Lloyd  A.   (M)    (3)    Oklahoma 

Peterson,   Arden    M.    (E)     (5)     West    Michigan 

Petteway,    Warren  B.    (M)     (9)     North    Carolina 

Pevahouse,   Joseph    N.    (M)     (4)     Memphis 

Pfaltzgraff,  Richard  C.   (E)    (13)    Iowa 

Pfeiffer,  Mrs.  A.  B.    (M)    (11)    Northern  Illinois 

Phillips,  Randall  C.    (M)    (11)     Southern  California- Arizona 

Pitcher,  Dale  E.    (M)    (5)     Central   Illinois 

Pitcher,   Philip   N.    (M)     (2)     Wyoming 

Pittenger,  Richard   (M)    (1)    South  Dakota 

Plummer,  Kenneth  H.    (M)    (4)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Pohl,  Keith  I.    (M)     (11)     West   Michigan 

Poor,   George  L.    (M)    (5)     Pacific  Northwest 

Pope,  H.  David,  Jr.  (M)    (14)    Texas 

Poppe,  Odin  W.    (E)    (4)    Nebraska 

Potter,  Truman  W.    (M)    (5)    West  Virginia 

Potthoff,  Harvey  H.    (M)     (3)     Rocky    Mountain 

Praetorius,  Herman   R.    (E)    (4)    Pacific  Northwest 

Presley,  I.  P.    (M)    (4)    Upper  Mississippi 

Preston,   Alice    (M)     (3)     Southwest 

Preusch,  Robert  W.  (M)    (2)    New  York 

Price,   Robert   R.    (M)    (3)     Oklahoma 

Prigmore,  L.  T.  (M)    (5)    Holston 

Prince,  Frank  H.   (M)    (1)    North  Georgia 

Purdham,   Charles  B.    (M)     (6)    Minnesota 

Purdy,  Burt  (M)    (14)    North  Alabama 

Purnell,  Eric   C.    (M)    (7)    Central   Texas 

Quickel,   Harold  H.    (E)    (8)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Ragland,   James    (M)     (3)     Detroit 

Ragsdale,  Mrs.  J.  B.    (M)    (13)    Holston 

Rainwater,  Henry  M.   (M)    (10)    North  Arkansas 

Ramer,   Lloyd    W.    (M)     (13)     Memphis 

Randolph,  Allan  H.  L.   (M)    (2)    Louisville 

Rayidolph,  Willie  B.   (M)    (3)    Texas 

Raoji,  Ashok  K.   (M)    (4)    Madhya  Pradesh 

Reavley,  Tom    (M)    (1)    Southwest  Texas 

Redding,  Mrs.  Viola    (M)    (7)    Western  North   Carolina 

Redmond,    Charles    D.    (E)     (12)     West    Ohio 

Redstone,  Ray  L.    (M)    (2)    Florida 

Reeves,  Richard   E.    (M)    (14)    Central  Illinois 

Reitz,  T.  Russell  (M)    (5)    Kansas  East 

Renich,  Paul   W.    (M)    (12)     Kansas  West 

Revels,  Percy  B.    (M)    (1)    Florida 

Rice,  George  E.    (M)    (14)     South  Indiana 

Rice,   Spencer   M.    (M)     (11)     South   Carolina    (1785) 

Richards,   Cecil   T.    (M)     (6)     North  India 

Richardson,   Ted  L    (M)    (9)     Southwest  Texas 

Richer,   Ben    (E)     (14)     West   Ohio 

Richer,  George  M.    (M)    (5)    Southwest  Texas 

Riddick,  Roland  P.  (M)    (2)   Virginia 

Riley,  Sumpter  M.,  Jr.  (M)    (5)    West  Ohio 

Risinger,  Melvin  S.  (M)    (13)    West  Virginia 


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Ritter,  Ralph  M.    (E)    (8)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Rivers,   Mrs.  J.   R.    (M)    (7)    South   Georgia 

Rixse,  John  H.,  Jr.  (M)    (4)    Virginia 

Robbins,  Carl  M.    (M)    (8)    Memphis 

Robbins,  Gene  E.  (M)    (12)    North  Indiana 

Robbins,   Wilmer  B.    (M)     (8)     Holston 

Roberts,   Harold    (M)     (3)     Great   Britain 

Roberts,  Leigh   (M)    (7)    Wisconsin 

Roberts,   Sam    (M)     (4)    West  Virginia 

Roberts,   Samuel    T.    (M)     (6)     Liberia 

Roberts,  Sidney    (M)    (11)    Central   Texas 

Roberts,  Mrs.  William  T.   (M)    (1)    Tennessee 

Robertson,  Frank  L.   (M)    (3)    South  Georgia 

Robey,  William  T.,  Jr.    (M)    (3)    Virginia 

Robinson,    Albert    (M)     (1)     East   Ohio 

Rodeheffer,  Calvin  (M)    (9)    West  Ohio 

Rodnguez,  Moises  M.   (M)    (deceased)    Middle  Philippines 

Rogers,  Carleton  C.   (M)    (10)    Northern  Illinois 

Rogers,  Mrs.  Floyd  (E)    (7)    West  Virginia 

Rohrbaugh,  Laverne  E.  (E)    (5)    Baltimore 

Rollins,  Mrs.  Rose   (M)    (13)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Rooks,  John  J.   (M)    (8)    Florida 

Roper,  Wilbur  F.    (M)    (11)    North  Texas 

Rose,  Harold  E.    (M)    (4)    Oregon-Idaho 

Ruff,  William  H.    (M)    (8)    North  Georgia 

Rupert,  Thomas   (M)    (4)    Kansas  West 

Russell,  John  B.   (M)    (9)    Virginia 

Rutland,   Walter  B.    (M)    (9)    Florida 

Rutter,  Kenneth  P.  (M)   (6)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Sackmann,  Dieter  A.    (M)     (6)     South   Germany 

Sagar,  Sisa  Masih    (M)    (11)    Agra 

Saito,  Kazuo  (M)   (10)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Samson,  Restituto  F.    (M)    (4)    Northwest  Philippines 

Samuel,  S.  K.    (M)     (11)     South   India 

Sanders,  Carl  J.    (M)    (9)    Virginia 

Sanders,  Felix  J.   (M)    (9)    _  Louisville 

Santana,  Benjamin    (M)    (12)    P^^erto  Rico 

Satterfield,  John  C.  (M)    (2)    •  •  •  •    Mississippi 

Sayre,  Charles  A.  (M)   (9)   Southern  New  Jersey 

Schiller,  Theodore  E.  (M)    (9)    Baltimore 

Schilling,  Marvin  A.  (M)    (5)    ^   ■   Wisconsin 

Schneeberger,  Vilem  (M)    (1)    Czechoslovakia 

Schneidereit,  Harry   (M)    (1)    Annual  Conf.  of  German 

Democratic  Rep. 

Schoenlein,  Dr.  Charles  F.  (M)    (4)    Northern  New  York 

Schreiber,  Lyle  J.   (E)    (1)    Minnesota 

Schulz,  Willard  W.   (E)    (14)    ^    Wisconsin 

Schwiebert,  Erwin  H.   (M)    (1)    ^P.^'^^^^.'^f  ? 

Scott,  Ralph  (M)   (12)   Missouri  West 

Seals,  Woodrow   (M)    (1)     Texas 

Sears,  Mrs.  Katherine   (M)    (7)    _ ■  Iowa 

Sease,  Gene  E.  (E)    (3)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Seiler,  Ralph  H.   (M)    (12)    Southwest  Texas 

Settle,  Frank  A.  (M)    (14)    ^Holston 

Sexton,  Mrs.  Joe  (M)   (5)    Tennessee 

Shamblin,  J.  Kenneth  (M)    (2)    ..•.,•  X    ^^^^ 

Sharpe,  Guy   (M)    (12)    ^''^t*^ .?T!-^ 

Shaw,  inder  A.  (M)    (12)    ■^■■^-       North  India 

Shearer,  Daniel  L.   (E)    (2)    Central  Pennsylvama 


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Shearer,  Paul  V.  (M)    (2) Iowa 

Shepherd,  Paid  (M)    (5)    Louisville 

Shipps,  Hammell  P.  (M)    (10)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Shoemaker,  Wayne  E.   (M)    (2)    Iowa 

Shook,  Wallace  T.{U)    (11)    Texas 

Shore,  Philip  L.,  Jr.  (M)    (13)    Western  North  Carolina 

Shown,  Mrs.  Louise    (M)    (11)    North  Indiana 

Shroyer,  Lawton  W.  (E)    (4)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Silvers,  Mrs.  Floyd  L.  (M)    (11)    Oklahoma 

Simbine,  Titos  J.  (M)    (      )    Southeast  Africa 

Simpson,  John  C,  Jr.  (M)   (11)    Virginia 

Sims,  R.  Paul  (M)    (5)    Southern  Illinois 

Singer,  Edgar  F.  (M)    (1)    Wyoming 

Sites,  Mrs.  Robert  L,  (E)    (2)    North  Indiana 

Skeete,  F.  Herbert  (M)   (7)    New  York 

Slutz,  Leonard  D.  (M)   (2)   West  Ohio 

Smith,  Alex  J.  (E)    (5)    Sierra  Leone 

Smith,  Eugene  L.  (M)   (2)   Northern  New  Jersey 

Smith,  Harold  F.  (M)   (7)   Southern  New  England 

Smith,  Holiday  (M)   (2)   Holston 

Smith,  Irving  L.  (M)    (14)    Oklahoma 

Smith,  Mrs.  Marshall  (M)   (7)    Mississippi 

Soderberg,  John  C.   (M)    (1)    Yellowstone 

Soderholm,  Mrs.  Patricia  A.   (M)    (4)    Wisconsin 

Spafford,  Freda   (E)    (6)    Detroit 

Spain,  Robert  H.  (M)    (13)    Tennessee 

Spears,  R.  Wright  (M)   (3)   South  Carolina  (1785) 

Speer,  Aubrey  B.   (M)    (4)    Missouri  West 

Springman,  Thomas  R.   (E)    (1) Central  Pennsylvania 

Sprouls,  J.  Clifton  (M)    (2)    Oklahoma 

Spurr,  Miss  Edith  (M)   (13)   Southern  New  England 

Stambach,  Arthur  W.  (E)    (9)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Standard,  Forrest  L.  (M)    (11)    Missouri  West 

Stanger,  Frank  B.  (M)    (3)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Stanley,  David  L.   (M)    (1)    Southern  Illinois 

Stanley,  Miles  (E)   (1)    West  Virginia 

Stanton,  Charles  F.  (E)   (4)    South  Indiana 

Staubach,  William  T.,  Jr.  (M)   (4)    New  York 

Stauffer,  Eugene  E.  (M)   (12)   Northern  Illinois 

Steele,  Sam  (M)   (4)   New  Mexico 

Steffner,  John  E.,  Sr.  (M)    (4)   Holston 

Stephens,  Ralph  L.  (M)    (7)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Stevenson,  Thomas  F.  (M)    (6)    North  Alabama 

Stewart,  Martin  J5.  (M)    (5)    New  Mexico 

Stich,  Siegfried  (E)   (9)   Switzerland  (E) 

Sticher,  Hermann  (E)    (5)    South  Germany 

Stith,  Forrest  C.  (M)    (7)   Baltimore 

Stokes,  Mack  B.  (M)    (6)    Holston 

Stone,  S.  Lloyd   (M)    (4)    Tennessee 

Stovall,  James  L.  (M)    (9)    Louisiana 

Streeter,  Emmett  T.   (M)    (10)    Nebraska 

Strickland,  Don  L.  (M)    (4)    Texas 

Stroh,  Byron  F.  (M)    (6)    South  Indiana 

Strosahl,  M.  Stanford  (M)    (3)    Wisconsin 

Stuckey,  Paul  E.  (E)    (3)    West  Ohio 

Stumbo,  John  E.  (M)   (1)    Kansas  East 

Styron,  Mrs.  Arthur  (M)    (11)    North  Georgia 

Sundin,  Robert  (E)    (4)    North  Dakota 

Susat,  Edward  (M)    (10)   South  Indiana 

Swales,  William  R.  (M)    (13)   Central  New  York 


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Siveazy,  Albert  W.  (M)    (2)    Kentucky 

Swofford,  Mrs.  Ross  (M)    (13)    Missouri  East 

Talbert,  Melvin  G.  (M)    (13)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Tate,  Godfrey  L.  (M)    (1)    Virginia 

Taylor,  Eben  (M)   (14)   South  Carolina  (1785) 

Taylor,  Lawrence  R.  (E)   (8)    West  Michigan 

Taylor,  Wendell  P.  C.  (M)   (13)    Mississippi  (FCJ) 

Tholin,  Richard  D.   (E)    (1)    Northern  Illinois 

Thomas,  John  J.  (M)    (4)    South  Indiana 

Thompson,  Mrs.  Barbara  (M)   (14)   Baltimore 

Thompson,  Everett  K.  (M)   (4)    Southern  Illinois 

Thompson,  Gordon  G.,  Jr.   (M)    (9)    North  Georgia 

Thompson,  Lionel   (M)    (9)    Detroit 

Thornburg,  Richard  A.  (M)    (6)    New  York 

Thornburg,  Robert  W.   (M)    (3)    Central  Illinois 

Thornton,  B.  I.   (M)    (4)    South  Georgia 

Thurman,  Arthur  V.  (M)    (2)    California-Nevada 

Tignor,  Thomas  P.   (M)    (5)    Virginia 

Tobler,  Theophil  J.  (M)    (5)    Switzerland  (M) 

Tolbert,  Robert  J.   (M)    (6)    East  Ohio 

Tombaugh,  Reid  (M)   (1)   Central  Illinois 

Tomlin,  William  H.  (M)   (12)    Tennessee 

Totten,  Harold  (E)   (13)    Kansas  West 

Totten,  Mrs.  Howard  (M)   (7)    Central  New  York 

Totvnsend,  Samuel  L.  (M)    (11)    North  Carolina 

Trice,  William  E.   (M)    (6)    North  Texas 

Trotter,  F.  Thomas  (M)   (6)   Southern  California-Arizona 

Trotter,  J.  Irwin  (M)    (10)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Truitt,  Richard  O.  (M)    (1)    Wisconsin 

Tuell,  Jack  M.   (M)    (6)    Pacific  Northwest 

Tullis,  Edward  L.  (M)    (7) Kentucky 

Turner,  James  W.  (M)    (14)    Virginia 

Ukunda,  Andre  (M)    (   )    Central  Congo 

Underwood,  Harry  K.   (M)    (4)    Baltimore 

Unger,  E.  Paul  (M)   (6)   Central  Illinois 

Urbom,   Warren   K.    (M)     (5)     Nebraska 

Van  Brunt,  F.  Norman  (M)    (6)    Baltimore 

Vandegriff,  Paul  M.   (M)    (1)    West  Ohio 

Van  Ornum,  Carlton  G.  (M)   (6)   Northern  New  York 

Van  Sickle,  John  R.  (M)   (9)    Northern  Illinois 

Vargas,  Roberto  K.  (M)    Costa  Rica 

Vaughan,  William  C.   (M)    (13)    Virginia 

Verdin,  Douglas  F.  (M)   (13)   New  York 

Vickers,  John  E.  (M)    (2)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Vijendra  Kumar,  Maddala  R.   (M)    (4)    Hyderabad 

Vinluan,  Victor  C.  (M)    (6)    Northwest  Philippines 

Wagner,  Blake  D.  (E)    (5)    East  Ohio 

Waite,  Alvis  A.,  Jr.  (M)   (6)    South  Georgia 

Walker,  J.  Everett   (M)    (4)    California-Nevada 

Walker,  James  M.  (M)   (2)    Southwest  Texas 

Walker,  Leon  E.  (M)    (4)   Southern  New  Jersey 

Walker,  Morris  D.   (M)    (4)    Central  Texas 

Walker,  W.  Roland  (M)    (10)    Virginia 

Wallace,  William  L.,  Jr.  (M)   (6)    North  Mississippi 

W alley,  F.  Lewis  (M)    (6)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Walton,  Herbert  (M)   (8)    Northern  Illinois 


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Ward,  A.  Sterling   (M)    (6)    Missouri  West 

Ward,  John  W.,Jr.(M)    (6)    Missouri  East 

Warman,  John  B.   (M)    (2)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Warner,  Earl  D.  (E)   (11)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Waterfield,  Donald  A.  (M)   (4)    Troy 

Watson,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  (M)   (7)    Oregon-Idaho 

Watson,  Martha  B.  (M)   (2)    North  Texas 

Watson,  Michael  (M)   (7)    South  Carolina  (1785) 

Watson,  Mrs.  Olive  E.  (M)    (4)    Florida 

Watts,  Ewart  G.  (M)    (9)    Kansas  East 

Weaver,  L.  Stacy  (M)    (12)    North  Carolina 

Webb,  Paul,  Jr.  (M)   (2)    North  Georgia 

Webb,  Pauline  M.  (M)    (11)   Great  Britain 

Webber,  Frank  (M)    (8)   California-Nevada 

Weems,  Mrs  .  H.  V.  (M)   (6)    Florida 

Weinberg,  Stanley  C,  Jr.  (M)   (5)   Southern  New  England 

Weldon,  Wilson  O.  (M)    (5)    Western  North  Carolina 

Werder,  Louise  (M)    (4)    North  Katanga 

Weston,  Charles  H.  (M)    (7)    West  Ohio 

Westphal,  Wilhelm  F.  (E)    (3)    Northwest  Germany 

Wheatley,  Melvin  E.,  Jr.  (M)    (3)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Whitaker,  George  W.  (M)   (2)   South  Carolina  (1785) 

White,  C.  Dale  (M)    (10)    Southern  New  England 

White,  Charles  D.  (M)   (12)   Western  North  Carolina 

White,  E.  McKinnon  (M)   (1)   Southern  New  England 

White,  James  K.  (M)    (13)    Central  Illinois 

White,  Leonard  (M)    (9)    East  Ohio 

White,  Luther  W.,  Ill   (M)    (3)    Virginia 

White,  Raymon  E.  (M)   (13)   Holston 

White,  William  D.  (M)    (13)    Northern  Illinois 

White,  Woodie  W.  (M)   (10)    Detroit 

Whitten,  Dolphus,  Jr.   (M)    (9)    Oklahoma 

Wichelt,  John  F.   (E)    (6)    Nebraska 

Wicklein,  Mrs.  Helen   (M)    (7)    Baltimore 

Wieting,  Mrs.  Wesley  S.  (M)   (7)    Northern  Illinois 

Wilcox,  Katherine  W.  (M)    (1)    West  Michigan 

Wilcox,  Robert  L.  (M)    (1)    Holston 

Wilcoxon,  Francis  (E)    (7)    South  Indiana 

Wilken,  Alferd  E.   (E)    (6)    Iowa 

Wilkinson,  Donald   (M)    (9)    Wisconsin 

Will,  Mary  K.   (M)    (3)    Baltimore 

Williams,  Frank  L.  (M)    (8)    Baltimore 

Williams,  George  F.   (M)    (2)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Williams,  John  BF   (M)    (Deceased  9/8/71) Florida 

Wilshusen,  Mrs.  John  (M)    (10)    Southwest  Texas 

Wilson,  Carroll  (M)   (13)    Central  Texas 

Wilson,  Charles  E.,  Jr.   (M)    (3)    North  Georgia 

Wilson,  Frank  S.   (M)    (1)    Holston 

Wilson,  Robert  L.    (M)    (5)    Alabama- West  Florida 

Wilson,  T.  R.  (M)    (4)    Georgia 

Wilson,  Winslow  (M)   (8)    Wisconsin 

Winton,  Jeanette    (M)    (7)    New  York 

Wolf,  John  D.  (M)    (1)    North  Indiana 

Wonders,  Dr.  Alice  (M)   (14)    Central  Texas 

Wood,  Allison  C.  (M)    (13)    Northern  New  York 

Wood,  Dr.  Donald  R.  (M)   (13)   Rocky  Mountain 

Wood,  George  S.  (M)    (6)    Louisville 

Woodall,  A.  H.  (M)    (10)    North  Alabama 

Woods,  William  F.  (E)    (10)   Central  Pennsylvania 

Woomer,  James  A.   (E)    (1)    Western  Pennsylvania 


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Wright,  George  A.  (M)   (2)    South  Georgia 

Wright,  James  W.  (M)    (6)    West  Michigan 

Wright,  M.  Max  (E)    (8)    Kansas  East 

Wunderlich,  Maria   (M)    (4)    Southwest  Germany 

Yaggy,  Mrs.  William  H.  (M)   (13)   Iowa 

Yancey,  Charles  L,   (M)    (2)    Memphis 

Yarbrough,  George  M.  (M)   (1)   North  Mississippi 

Yeargan,  Mrs.  Victor  (M)    (1)    North  Georgia 

Yingling,  L.  Carroll  (M)   (3)    Baltimore 

Yocum,  Donald  R.  (M)    (7)    West  Ohio 

Young,  H.  Claude  (M)    (7)    Western  North  Carolina 

Young,  Robert  T.  (M)   (6)    Western  North  Carolina 

Zehner,  Henry  W.  (E)    (10)    Eastern  Pensylvania 

Ziegler,  Wilbur  C.  (M)    (6)    Southern  New  England 

Zimmerman,  Eugene  M.  (M)   (13)    Florida 

Zorn,  George  L.  (M)   (1)    South  Georgia 


ALPHABETICAL  LIST  OF 
RESERVE  DELEGATES 

(Italics  denote  Ministerial  Delegates.   (M)   or   (E)   denotes  former 
church  membership) 

Abbott,   W.   H.    (M)     Alabama-West   Florida 

Abel,   Paul   F.    (M)     New    York 

Adams,  Robert    (M)     Wisconsin 

Ader,  Joe  K.   (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Adrian,   Paul    (E)     Kansas   West 

Adriano,  Santos  M.    (M)    Middle  Philippines 

Agler,  Mrs.  L.  M.   (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Akamine,    Ernest    K.    (M)     Southern    California-Arizona 

Aldrich,    Charles   S.    (M)     Western    New    York 

Alexander,  Ben  C.   (M)    Tennessee 

Alford,  J.   W.    (M)     Mississippi 

Alford,    Mrs.    Thelma    (M)     Peninsula 

Allen,   Charles  L.    (M)     Texas 

Allen,   Jerry    (M)     Southern   California- Arizona 

Allen,   Joe   B.    (M)     Texas 

Alley,  Mrs.  Clyde    (E)    West  Virginia 

Alley,   Raymond  A.    (M)     Florida 

Allman,  S.  H.   (M)    Little  Rock 

Almo7id,  Lawrence   F.    (M)     Southern    New   England 

Alsobrook,  W.  A.    (M)    South  Georgia 

Anderson,  Hurst  R.   (M)    Baltimore 

Anderson,    Mrs.    Georgia    (M)     Baltimore 

Anderson,  Mrs.  Ruth   (M)    Southern  New  England 

Anglin,  James  F.    (E)    North  Indiana 

Antes,    Charles    W.     (M)     Iowa 

App,  Donald  B.   (E)    Rocky  Mountain 

Appleby,  Harvey   (M)    Peninsula 

Appling,  W.  A.   (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Arbaugh,  Robert  N.    (M)    Missouri  West 

Archer,  John  (M)    East  Ohio 

Armentrout,    Olin    (M)     Holston 

Arnold,  Frederick  D.    (M)    Southern   New  Jersey 

Ashby,   Harvey    W.    (M)     Virginia 

Atchison,    Calvin    (M)     Tennessee 

Atkinson,  Sydney  H.   (M)    New  York 

Avery,   Keith    T.    (M)     West    Michigan 

Babbs,  J.  Carlton   (M) Rocky  Mountain 

Backenson,    Henry    L.    (M)     Southern    New   Jersey 

Bagley,   Roy   I.    (M)     Little    Rock 

Bailen,  Gregorio  R.   (M)    Northwest  Philippines 

Bailor,   Alfred    M.    (E)     Sierra    Leone 

Baird,   C.    Robert    (M)     West   Ohio 

Baker,   Mrs.   Jane    (M)     West    Ohio 

Baker,  Pamela   (M)    Kansas  East 

Baker,  Robert  L.    (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Bahomb,  Raymond  E.    (M)     Oregon-Idaho 

Ballou,    James    D.    (M)     West    Ohio 

Bane,   W.  V.    (M)     Central   Texas 

Banks,   Mrs.   Henrine  W.    (M)     Florida 

Barnes,   Donald  L.    (M) North   Indiana 

Barnett,  I,   Nels    (M)     North   Arkansas 

Barrett,  Samuel   M.    (M)    Oklahoma 

Barrow,    Emmitt    C.     (M)     Texas 

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Barrow,  Mrs.  Opal   (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Bauman,   David  B.    (M)     Gujarat 

Baumgardner,  Robert   (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Baxley,  Mrs.  Beulah  H.    (M)    South  Carolina    (1866) 

Bayliss,  John  A.   (M)    North  Arkansas 

Beal,  Jim    (M)     North   Arkansas 

Beaman,  Charles  G.,  Jr.    (M)     Western   North   Carolina 

Bean,    Frank    (M)     Kentucky 

Bear,   Orval   L.    (M)     Central    Illinois 

Bechdol,  Mrs.  Ralph    (M)    South  Indiana 

Beck,  Kenneth   O.    (M)     Minnesota 

Becker,  Richard  L.   (M)    Kansas  East 

Belk,   Mrs.   Ethel    (M)     West  Virginia 

Bell,  James   M.    (M)    Tennessee 

Bell,  Thomas    (M)    Southern   New   England 

Bennett,  Benjamin   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Benson,  Howard  C.    (M)     Northern   Illinois 

Berg,  Barrel  E.   (M)    Nebraska 

Berg,   Josef  E.    (M)     Sweden 

Bergmann,  Lynn  A.   (E)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Bergwall,  Evan  H.,  Sr.    (M)    North  Indiana 

Bergwall,   Mrs.   Evan   H.,  Jr.    (M)     North   Indiana 

Berisford,  Martin  A.,  Jr.   (E)    West  Virginia 

Bermudez,  Efrain   (M)    Costa  Rica 

Bernardo,  Teodoro    (M)     Philippines 

Betterly,  Austin  E.    (E)    (Deceased) Central  New  York 

Biggers,  Gilbert  M.   (M) Louisville 

Bishop,   Audie   C.    (M)     North    Mississippi 

Bishop,  Bruce  H.    (E)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Bishop,  Mrs.  Gerald  0.    (E)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Bishop,   William  E.    (M)     Baltimore 

Bjerno,   Henning    (M)     Denmark 

Blair,  Mrs.  Douglas   (M)    Oregon-Idaho 

Blair,    J.    Seaborn     (M)      North    Carolina 

Blaising,  Marcus  J.    (M)     South   Indiana 

Bland,  Cecil  E.   (M)    Louisiana 

Bledsoe,  Robert  D.    (M)     Florida 

Bliven,  Owen  R.    (M)    Western  New  York 

Boettcher,    Mrs.   Lu    (M)     Wisconsin 

Boggs,  Robert  C.   (M)    Florida 

Boleyn,  Charles   W.    (M)     North   Georgia 

Bolinger,   George    (M)     Central    Illinois 

Bond,  Nye  0.   (M)    Nebraska 

Booth,  Dale    (M)    Little  Rock 

Boss,  Leroy   (M) Peninsula 

Bostwick,   W.   E.    (M)     South   Georgia 

Boswell,   George    (M)     North   Texas 

Boidton,  Edwin  C.    (M)     Iowa 

Bowen,  John    (M)     West   Ohio 

Bowen,   Theodore  R.    (M)     Baltimore 

Bowen,  William  C.   (M)    North  Georgia 

Bowyer,  Mrs.  John  (E)    West  Virginia 

Bowyer,    Richard    O.    (M)     West    Virginia 

Boyer,  Samuel  C.    (E)    Central   Pennsylvania 

Bradley,  Cecil  E.    (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Brandt,  Frede    (M)    Denmark 

Brankhorst,  Mrs.  Edward  (M)    Missouri  East 

Brannon,  William  C.  (M)    North  Alabama 

Branscomb,  Louise   (M)    North  Alabama 

Braswell,   Henry    (M)     North   Texas 

Braucht,  Jack   H.    (M)     South   Georgia 


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Breland,  A.  Dan    (M)    Mississippi 

Brewster,  Jerry   G.    (M)     Memphis 

Brittain,  Thomas  N.   (M)    South  Carolina   (1785) 

Brockman,  Mrs.  Vivian   (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Broome,  Allan  R.  (M)    South  Carolina   (1785) 

Brose,    Winfried    (M)     West    Berlin 

Brown,  Dr.  Claude  W.   (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Brown,  E.  Russell  (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Brown,  Frank  E.   (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Brown,  Gladstone  L.    (M)     East  Ohio 

Broyles,  Jay  E.    (M)     Tennessee 

Buchmiiller,  Josua  (E)    Switzerland   (E) 

Budarpur,  H.  C.    (M)    South   India 

Budd,  W.  Candler   (M)    North  Georgia 

Buell,  Harold  E.  (M)    Florida 

Buford,  John  L.   (M)    Southern  Illinois 

Bugbee,   Wary-en  A.    (M)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Buresova,  Mrs.  Marta   (M)    Czechoslovakia 

Burge,  Donald  (M)    East  Ohio 

Burgess,  E.  Clayton,  Jr.    (M)     Troy 

Burgess,  J.  R.   (M)    North  Georgia 

Burkett,  Newton,  Jr.   (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Burkitt,  Olga   (M)    New  York 

Burney,  Harry  L.,  Jr.    (M)    Florida 

Butler,  David  J.   (M)    Iowa 

Butler,  J.  Weldon   (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Byrkit,   Ervin    (M)     Rocky   Mountain 

Cain,  Wesley  Ralph  (M)    Louisiana 

Caine,  Dr.   Donald    (M)     North   Dakota 

Caldwell,  Charles   W.    (M)     Missouri   West 

Calhoun,    Mrs.    Frank    A.     (M)      Tennessee 

Campney,   Arthur   B.    (M)     Iowa 

Canafax,  Jackson  (M)    Central  Illinois 

Cannon,  Joel  E.    (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Cannon,  Ralph  A.    (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Caraway,  James   J.    (M)     Louisiana 

Cariker,  C.  E.   (M)    South  Georgia 

Carle,  John  R.   (M)    Oklahoma 

Carlstedt,   Gustav   G.    (M)     Sweden 

Carro,  Bengt  (M)    Sweden 

Carroll,   B.    F.    (M)     Central    Texas 

Carruth,  Paul    (M)     North   Carolina 

Carter,  Clifford  L.    (M)    West  Ohio 

Carter  Fletcher    (M)     South   Carolina    (1785) 

Case,  Riley  L.    (M)    North  Indiana 

Catlin,  Dale    (E)    Central   Illinois 

Chairer,  Jane  (M)    Detroit 

Chambers,  Marshall   (E)    North  Indiana 

Chand,  Mrs.  Shirin  I.    (M)    Lucknow 

Chaney,  Tom  (M)    Missouri  East 

Chawhan,    Samuel    K.     (M)     Gujarat 

Cheney,  Edward  B.    (M)    Southern   New  Jersey 

Cherry,  William  T.   (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Chilcote,  Thomas  F.    (M)     Holston 

Childress,  Robert  T.,  Jr.   (M)    Central  Texas 

Chiles,   Charles    E.    (M)     Virginia 

Chinn,  Harvey  N.    ( E )     California-Nevada 

Chow,  W.  Jing   (M)    West  Ohio 

Christian,    Samson    T.    (M)     Gujarat 

Christopher,  Richard  L.  (M)    South  Indiana 


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Christy,  John  H.    (M)  .    Western  North   Carolina 

Clardy,  Mrs.  Clarence    (M)    Missouri   East 

Clary,  Mrs.  Irvin    (E)     East  Ohio 

Clay,    Thomas    B.    (M)     Western    New    York 

Cleveland,  Howard  L.    (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Cleveland,    Weyman   R.    (M)     South    Georgia 

Cline,    Eleanor     (M) New    York 

Cli7ie,  John  M.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Clymer,   Wayne  K.    (E)     Northern    Illinois 

Coad,   Richard  P.    (M)     West   Ohio 

Cobb,   Mrs.   Ed.    (M)     Nebraska 

Cochran,  Robert  E.    (E)    West  Ohio 

Cochrane,  Maynard   (M)    South  Dakota 

Cockrill,   Willard    (M)     Louisville 

Coffin,  Allen   (M) Detroit 

Collin,  Anne  Marie    (M)    Sweden 

Collins,  Christopher  J.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Collins,  John  C.    (M)    New  York 

Conklin,  Rowland  S.   (M) Troy 

Cook,  Dean  F.    (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Cooper,    Lawrence   T.    (M)     Southern    California-Arizona 

Coots    Fred  H.   (M)  Southern  California-Arizona 

Corbett,  James  D.   (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Corhin,  J.   Wesley    (E)     Wisconsin 

Corl,   Daniel  D.    (E)     East   Ohio 

Corriher,  Walter  D.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Cortes,  Nathanael  L.    (M)     Philippines 

Coidter,  H.  Russell   (M)    Central  Ilhnois 

Cousins,  James  G.    (M)     Western  Pennsylvania 

Cox,  Ralph  E.  (E)    Oregon-Idaho 

Crabtree,  H.  Glenn   (E)    West  Ohio 

Cramer,  Mrs.   Irene    (E)     Wisconsin 

Crandall,   J.   Roland    (M)     Iowa 

Crawford,  Arthur  M.  (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Crawford,   Mrs.   Mary   G.    (M)     ■  •    -'^?xas 

Crawford,  Raymond  P.   (E)    South  Indiana 

Crayton,  Alfred  L.    (M)     Wyoming 

Crenshaw,  Bryan   (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Crippen,  James   A.    (M)     ^^^^P}^ 

Crist,  Mrs.  Dollie  L.   (M)    Florida 

Crocker,  Hiigh  D.   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Crummey,  D.   Clifford    (M)     California-Nevada 

Cryer,  Donald  W.  (M)    ■  West  Ohio 

Curl,   William  E.    (M)     North   Alabama 

Curry,   Earl    T.    (M)     Kentucky 

Curry,  James  S.    (M)     ^-^n   '    v       ^il^'fifif 

Curry,  John  W.,  Sr.   (M)    South  Carolina   (1866) 

Curtis,  Charles  M.   (M)    Kansas  West 

Curtis,  George  E.   (M)    Maine 

da  Costa,  Matoso  Santos   (M)    ^    Angola 

Dammann,  Mrs.  Chester   (M)    East  L.hio 

Dangarembga,  Susan   (M)    Rhodesia 

Danley,   Samuel    B.    (M)     Baltimore 

Dass,  John  B.    (M)    ^Bombay 

Dass,   Prema    (M)     t.     .     '    -o      ^u^kno^v 

Daugherty,  Robert  M.    (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 


David,  Nirmal    (M) 


Lucknow 


David,    Shanthappa   V.    (M)     ^  ■    ^Hyderabad 

Davidson,  Barney  L.    (M)    North  Carolina 

Davidson,  John  H.    (M)     Virginia 


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Davis,  Doris   (M)    Southern  Illinois 

Davis,  Elwood    (M)    Southern  New  Jersey- 
Daws,  H.  Homer   (M)    West  Virginia 

Davis,  James  H.  (M)    Iowa 

Davis,  James  T.   (M)    West  Ohio 

Davis,  Laurence  R.  (M)    Nebraska 

Dawson,   Roy  K.    (M)     North   Alabama 

Dean,  Mrs.  Barton    (M)    Kansas  East 

Dean,   Ben,   Jr.    (M)     West   Michigan 

Dean,  Benjamin  F.    (M)    Delhi 

Deaver,  Leonard  E.    (E)     Iowa 

Decker,  Clyde  A.   (M)    Virginia 

Deffebach,  Lyle  L.   (M)    Northwest  Texas 

DeHaan,   Dr.    Fred    (M)     Iowa 

Deiss,    Werner    ( E )     Southwest    Germany 

Delp,   Walter   Owen,   Jr.    (E)     West   Ohio 

DeMoss,  Lynn  A.    (M)    West  Michigan 

Denman,  James   E.    (M)     Missouri   West 

Dial,  Adolph  R.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Dice,    Howard    (M)     Northern    New    York 

Dickeyi,  John    (M)     North   Indiana 

Dickens,  Connie   (M)    West  Virginia 

Dickson,  Clarence  H.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Dickson,  Nathan  A.   (M)    Mississippi 

Dietrich,  Clyde  W.   (E)    , Western  Pennsylvania 

Dillin,  0.  E.   (M) Western  North  Carolina 

Di'mmler,  Rolf   (M)    South  Germany 

Dixon,  W.  Edge  (M)    West  Ohio 

Dodgen,  Ethan   W.    (M)     North   Arkansas 

Doggett,  Carroll  A.    (M)     Baltimore 

Dominick,   Frank  M.    (M)    North  Alabama 

Donner,  James  L.    (M)    Western   Pennsylvania 

Dorff,  Earl  N.   (M)    Oklahoma 

Dorsey,  Harold   W.    (M)     Kentucky 

Doty,   L.    Arthur    (M)     Troy 

Douglas,  Willard  H.   (M)    Virginia 

Douglass,  Paul  F.    ( M)    Memphis 

Dowd,  John  A.    (E)     Iowa 

Dowse,  Mrs.  Richard  K.    (M)    Louisville 

Doyle,   Christopher  D.    (M)    New  York 

Doyle,  D.  Paul  (M)   North  Alabama 

Drake,  M.  R.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Duecker,  R.  Sheldon    (M)     North   Indiana 

Duke,    Charles   D.    (M)     Mississippi 

Dunlap,  E.  Dale   (M)    Kansas  West 

Dunlap,  Mrs.  William  F.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Durham,  Donald  W.    (M)     Kentucky 

Dykes,  David  L.,  Jr.   (M)    Louisiana 

Early,  Charles  M.    (M)    Virginia 

Eberhart,  Tom    (M)    North  Georgia 

Edman,  Clarence  D.    (E)    West  Virginia 

Edwards,  K.  Morgan   (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Egger,  Darris  L.    (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Egger,  John  F.    (M)    Mississippi 

Ekin,  Floy  J.    (M)     Central   Illinois 

Ellington,  William  D.   (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Elliott,  Avenell    (M)    Kansas  West 

Elmore,  S.  Joe   (M)    North  Alabama 

Emerick,  Jack  F.   (E)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Emmert,  Herman  A.   (E)    West  Ohio 


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Engelhardt,  Christian  L.   (M)    New  York 

Erck,   Fred    (M)     Southwest   Texas 

Erwin,  Richard  C.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Eskew,  Wendell  (M)    West  Virginia 

Estilow,  Ulysses   S.    (E)     Southern   New  Jersey 

Evans,  Evan  C.    (M)    Louisville 

Everhart,  Frank   (M)    West  Virginia 

Eversley,    John    C.     (M)     New    York 

Ewald,  Edward  L.    (M)     Baltimore 

Ewers,  Duane  A.   (M)    North  Dakota 

Ewing,  Miss  Betsy  K.   (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Ewing,  William  K.    (M)    Louisville 

Faber,   Fran    (M)     Minnesota 

Fannings,  Mrs,  Helen   (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Farley,  Mrs.  Paul   (E) Northern  Illinois 

Faubion,  Mrs.   E.   Maurice    (M)     Texas 

Faulkner,  Arthur  M.    (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Fears,  Macon  F.    (M)    Virginia 

Felder,  Cain  H.   (M)    Southern  New  England 

Felts,  Clay  W.  (M)    Oklahoma 

Felty,  Beverly    (M)     Virginia 

Fenstermacher,  Mrs.  Robert   (M)    North  Indiana 

Fergusoyi,   John  C.    (M)     Northern    Illinois 

Ferree,  James  W.  ( M )    Western  North  Carolina 

Fetter,   C.   Willard    (E)     West   Ohio 

Fields,   Richard   E.    (M)     South   Carolina    (1866) 

Figgs,  Clyde  P.  (M)    Virginia 

Finch,  George  D.    (M)    Western   North   Carolina 

Findley,  William  C.   (E)    Kansas  West 

Finney,  W.  Wray  (M)    Oklahoma 

Firth,  William  E.   (M)    Baltimore 

Fitzgerald,  Er^iest  A.    (M)     Western  North   Carolina 

Flaming,    Wilbert   K.    (M) Nebraska 

Fletcher,    Fremont    (M) Minnesota 

Flood,  Harold  D.    (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Flores,  Finees   (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Forbes,  Robert   (M)    Central  New  York 

Ford,   Earl   L.    (M)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Forehand,  George  H.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Forkner,  Stanley  H.    (E)     West   Michigan 

Forni,  Roy   (M)    East  Ohio 

Forsberg,    Winfield    (M)     Minnesota 

Fossett,   Warren   J.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Fox,  Miss  Anna   (M)    Central  Illinois 

Foy,  James  D.   (M)    Baltimore 

Francis,  John  H.,  Jr.    (M)     Wisconsin 

Francis,  John  L.    (M)     West   Michigan 

Franklin,    A.    T.    (M)     Lucknow 

Franklin,  Miss  Dorris   (M)    Lucknow 

Franks,   James    S,    (M)     Holston 

Frederick,  Charles  L.    (M)    North  Alabama 

Freeman,  W.  Carroll    (M)     Virginia 

French,  Burton  L.   (M)    Virginia 

Fritchley,  Newton  H.   (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Gacutan,  Ezekias  G.   (M)    Northwest  Philippines 

Galbraith,  Mrs.  John  A.   (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Gallaway,  Ira    (M)     Central   Texas 

Galloway,  Henry  G.    (M)     Florida 

Gardner,  William  A.    (M)    South  Carolina   (1785) 


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Garibay,  LimeHo  C.  (M)    Mindanao 

Garrison,  Langdon  H.  (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Gates,  Matthew   H.    (M)     New   York 

Gee,   Thomas   A.    (E)     Southern   New   England 

George,  Anchula  T.   (M)    Hyderabad 

George,  Irene   (M)    Kansas  West 

Getty,   Donald   A.    (M)     California-Nevada 

Gihhs,  Marion  M.   (M)    Florida 

Gillespie,  Sylvester   T.    (M) North    Carolina 

Gilreath,  Mrs.  Judy  (M)    North  Texas 

Girton,  Paul  K.    (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Gladstone,  Herbert  S.   (M)    Hyderabad 

Goebel,  Eberhard  (E)    West  Berlin 

Gold,  Glenn  W.   (M)    Florida 

Gooclgame,   Gordon  C.    (M)     Holston 

Goodwin,  E.  Bert,  Jr.   (M)    North  Alabama 

Goodwin,  Miss  Edith  M.  (M)    Florida 

Goodwin,  Mrs.   Louise    (M)     West  Ohio 

Goodwin,  Robert  B.    (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Gordon,   Prentiss,   Sr.    (M)     North    Mississippi 

Graber,  Robert  L.    (M)    East  Ohio 

Graham,    George    G.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Granberry,  Seth  W.   (M)    Mississippi 

Grant,   John   A.    (E)     Florida 

Grant,  Robert  E.   (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Graves,  Wallace  B.    (M)    South  Indiana 

Gray,  Barrel  D.    (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Gray,  Ralph  M.    (M)     East  Ohio 

Green,  Mrs.  Thomas  P.    (M)    Louisville 

Greer,  W.  E.    (M)     Texas 

Griffith,   Evelyn    (M)     Detroit 

Griggs,  Ulysses  S.,  Sr.   (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Grinager,  Lloyd  K.   (M)    South   Dakota 

Grooms,  Jordan    (M)     Northwest  Texas 

Gross,  Ben   (M)    California-Nevada 

Grumbein,   Percy    (E)     Southern    California- Arizona 

Grummon,  Richard  R.  (M)    Central  Illinois 

Gruver,    Esdras    S.    (M) Virginia 

Guevara,  Alexis  (M)    Costa  Rica 

Gulliksen,  Erling   (M)    Norway 

Gustafson,  M.  0.    (M)    North   Georgia 

Hager,  Alfred  D.    (M)    Kansas   East 

Hahn,  Robert  J.    (E)    East  Ohio 

Haines,   Henry   L.    (M)     Oregon-Idaho 

Haist,    Willard    P.    (E)     Detroit 

Hale,  Ralph  E.    (M)    Little   Rock 

Hall,  Kenneth  T.   (M)    South  Georgia 

Hall,  N.   Guy    (M)     Missouri   West 

Hamilton,   Charles   P.    (M)     Florida 

Hamilton,    Charles    W.    (M)     East    Ohio 

Hamilton,  Edward  E.    (M)    New  Mexico 

Hancock,  C.  David   (E)     South   Indiana 

Hancock,  C.  W.   (M)    South  Georgia 

Handy,   Miss   Doris   M.    (M)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Hankins,  Ja^nes  E.    (M)    Holston 

Hanlin,  William   (E)    East  Ohio 

Hansen,  John   T.    (M)     (deceased)     Central   Illinois 

Harada,   David  J.    (M)     Southern    California-Arizona 

Harbarger,  Wayne  Boyce,  Jr.    (M)    West  Ohio 

Harbin,  Melton  E.    (M)    Western  North  Carolina 


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Hardin,  Paul,  III   (M)    South  Carolina   (1785) 

Harding,  Richard  E.   (M)    Southern  New  England 

Hares,  James    (M)     North   Texas 

Hargrove,    Bruce    (M)     North    Carolina 

Harkness,  Norval   (M)    West  Ohio 

Harper,  Lyle  E.    (M)     Baltimore 

Harpster,   Dorothy    (M)     Central    Pennsylvania 

Harring,   Javies   L.    ( E )     Wyoming 

Harris,  Mrs.   C.  O.    (M)     South   Indiana 

Harris,    Frederick    (M)     North    Georgia 

Harris,  W.  M.,  Jr.   (M)    North  Alabama 

Harris,   William   M.    (M)     Southwest   Texas 

Harrison,  Walter   (M)    South  Georgia 

Harshman,  David  T.    (M)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Hart,  William  G.   (M)    Northern  New  York 

Hartsell,  Woodrow  W.    (M)    Western   North   Carolina 

Hartung,  Ro7i  H.    (M)     South   Dakota 

Hathaivay,  Offie  L.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Haun,    Miss    Mildred    (E)     Western    Pennsylvania 

Hauptman,  Leo   (M)    North  Indiana 

Hauser,   Louis   C.    (M)     New   York 

Hdvek,    Vaclav    (M)     Czechoslovakia 

Haivk,  Louis  B.   (M)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Hayes,  Robert  E.,  Sr.   (M)    Texas 

Hay  good,  W.  Hooper  ( M)    Texas 

Haynes,  L.  L.,  Jr.   (M)    Louisiana 

Hays,  Ralph  (M)    (deceased)    Mississippi 

Head,  Leivis  N.   (M)    Florida 

Heard,   Milton,   Jr.    (M)     South   Georgia 

Hearn,  J.   Woodrow    (M)     Louisiana 

Heck,  J.  Holland  (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Hefley,  Charles  E.    (M)    North  Indiana 

Heflin,  James  M.   ( M )    Texas 

Helgesson,  Alf    (M)    Southeast  Africa 

Hemphill,   William,   Jr.    (M)     Peninsula 

Henderson,  Coryielius  L.    (M)    Georgia 

Henderson,  John   (M)    Southern  Illinois 

Henry,    Mrs.    William   M.    (M)     Peninsula 

Henton,   Jack   H.    (M) Memphis 

Herbert,  Hugh  S.   ( M )    Yellowstone 

Hermann,   Theodor    (M)     Southwest   Germany 

Herr,  Helen  C.   (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Hershberger,  George    (E)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Hester,   John    S.    (M)     Memphis 

Hicks,     L.     T.     (E)      Oklahoma 

Hierholzer,  Elmer  J.  (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Higgins,  D.  Rayborn    (E)     Central    Pennsylvania 

Hildyard,  Hobart  R.    (M) .    Kansas   East 

Hillis,   Raymond    (M)     Little    Rock 

Hillman,  Mrs.   E.   L.    (M)    North   Carolina 

Hinshaw,  Lawrence  A.  (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Hinzman,   Parker  L.    (E)     West   Virginia 

Hipp,   J.    C.    (M)     South    Carolina    (1785) 

Hippel,  George   N.    (M)     Eastern    Pennsylvania 

Hirschman,   Russell    (M)     South   Indiana 

Hoffer,   Paul    F.    (E)     Eastern    Pennsylvania 

Hogg,  William  K.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Hole,    D.    Leslie    (M)     Southern    California-Arizona 

Holler,  J.  Carlisle    (M)    South   Carolina    (1785) 

Holm,   Carl-Axel    (M)     Sweden 

Holmes,  Robert  C.    (M)    South  Indiana 


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Holmes,    William   A.    (M)     Southwest   Texas 

Holte,  Alfred  O.   (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Hook,  James  S.   (E)    North  Indiana 

Hoover,  Mrs.  Robert  J.   (M)    Iowa 

Hostetter,  Russell  R.    (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Howe,    Gaylon   L.    (M)     Florida 

Howe,  Robert  B.   (M)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Howland,  Leslie  W.   (M)    Maine 

Huber,  Paul  W.   (M)    Virginia 

Hudson,  Mary  A.   (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Huffman,   Mrs.   Frank   W.    (M)     Rocky   Mountain 

Hulasi  Rae,  John  V.  (M) Madhya  Pradesh 

Hulsebus,   Douglas    (E)     Iowa 

Hunt,  Walter  L.   (M)    Wyoming 

Hunter,  C.  Pershing   (M)    New  York 

Hunter,  J.  Duncan  (M)    North  Alabama 

Huntington,    Mrs,    Earle    (M) Northern    Illinois 

Hutchins,  Charles  A.    (M)     Holston 

Hutchins,  Joshua,  Jr.   (M)    Baltimore 

Hutchinson,  Orion  N.,  Jr.  (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Ibasco,  Abelardo  O.    (M)     Northern   Philippines 

Ikeda,  Tsuguo   (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Ingram,  Osmond  K.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Ireland,  Melvon  L.    (M)     Nebraska 

Ireland,  Wayne  L.  (M)    Minnesota 

Ives,  S.  Clifton    (M)     Maine 

Jackson,    Andrew    (M)     West    Michigan 

Jackson,  James  L.    (M)     Georgia 

Jackson,  Rhett    (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Jenkins,  Daniel   C.    (M)    West   Ohio 

Jenkins,  Leo  W.    (M)    North  Carolina 

Jenkins,  W.  Y.,  Jr.    (M)    (deceased)     South  Carolina    (1785) 

Jeter,  Mrs.  Velma  M.   (M)    Texas 

Jimenez,  Bienenido  J.    (M)    Northern  Philippines 

Johnson,  Carroll   (M)    Mississippi 

Johnson,  Cubell  A.   (M)      Florida 

Johnson,  Elizabeth  A.   (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Johnson,   Mrs.   Frank    (M)     Southern   New  Jersey 

Johnson,   Mrs.  Howard    (M)     North  Arkansas 

Johnson,  John  G.   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Johnston,  Joseph  S.    (M)     Virginia 

Jolley,  Delbert  E.    (M)    Western   Pennsylvania 

Jones,  George  K.   (M)    Tennessee 

Jones,  J.  Karl  (M)    Kansas  West 

Jones,  James  I.   (M)    Florida 

Jones,  Major  J.    (M)    Holston 

Jones,  S.  Jameson   (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Jordan,  Ben  F.    ( M )     North  Arkansas 

Jordan,  Charles  W.   (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Jud,  Eugene  F.  (M)    Central  Texas 

Jury,  John  S.   (M)    Detroit 

Kaatz,  Torrey  A.  (E)    West  Ohio 

Kaelble,  Alfred   (M)    South  Germany 

Kaiser,  Samuel   M.    (M)     North   Indiana 

Kalas,  J.  Ellsworth    (M)    Wisconsin 

Kamm,  Wayne  K.   (M)    Iowa 

Katayama,  Roy   (M)    North  Indiana 

Kates,  Robert  L.    (M)    Mississippi 


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Kauffman,  Gerald  D.  (E)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Kauffman,   John   E.    (E)     Southern    Illinois 

Katjs,  Cnie  U.   (M)    Kentucky 

Keller,  Edward  M.  (M)    Wisconsin 

Kellerman,  Garfield  H.,  Jr.   (E)    Detroit 

Kelly,    Owen    T.     (M)     Virginia 

Kelso,  Earl  F.   (M)    Florida 

Kelz,   Linton    (M)     West    Ohio 

Kennaugh,  John   H.    (E)     West  Michigan 

Kennedy,   Stanley   C.    (M)     Iowa 

Kerns,    Willis     (M)      Minnesota 

Kerr,  Charles  S.    (M)    Eastern   Pennsylvania 

Kibler,  Russell   (M)    South  Indiana 

Kidd,   Charles   O.    (M)     Virginia 

King,  Martha  (M)    North  Georgia 

Kinnard,   Cannon    (M)     Missouri    East 

Kinnett,  William  R.  (M)    South  Carolina  (1785) 

Kinsey,  Mrs.  A.  M,    (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Kirk,  Arthur  R.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Kirk,  William    (M)     Southern   New  Jersey 

Kirkland,  H.  Burnham   (M)    New  York 

Kirkpatrick,  Dow   (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Kistler,  Richard   (E)    North  Indiana 

Kleinitz,  Erwin  (E) West  Berlin 

Knight,  David   (M)    East  Ohio 

Knight,  John  L.  (M)    Central  New  York 

Knight,  William  E.    (M)    Virginia 

Knisely,   Roger    M.    (E)     Eastern    Pennsylvania 

Koi,  Paul    (M)    Central   Congo 

Kokolias,  Mrs.   Dorothy    (E)     Northern   New  Jersey 

Kopp,  Lamar  W.    (E)    Baltimore 

Kraatz,  Alvin   L.,  Sr.    (E)     Western   New  York 

Krause,   Bruce   E.    (M)     Texas 

Krause,  Gerald  A.    (M)    Wisconsin 

Krech,  Walter  D.    (M)    Central  Illinois 

Kreidler,  Clair  C.    ( E )     Central   Pennsylvania 

Kreitner,  Mrs.   H.   L.    (M)     Central   Texas 

Kuczma,  Adam  (M)    Poland 

Kuczma,    Lidia    (M)     Poland 

Kuhler,   Warren    (M)     South    Dakota 

Kulp,  John  C.    (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Kumm,   Joachim    (M)     West    Berlin 

Kumm,  Kurt    ( M )     Southwest    Germany 

Ktirtz,  Merwin  R.  (E)    Kansas  East 

Lai,  Mohan  (M)   Bengal 

Lall,  Miss  Premlata    (M)    Madhya  Pradesh 

Lance,   Bert    (M)     North    Georgia 

Lance,    Charles     ( M )      Agra 

Landis,  Theodore  E.   (M)    Virginia 

Laney,  James  T.  (M)    Memphis 

Lang,  Albert  V.    (M)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Lange,  James  A.    (E)    (Transferred  Out)    Western  New  York 

Langer,  Horst  (E)    German  Democratic  Republic 

Langford,  Thomas  A.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Langley,  Earnest  (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Lanier,   Anna    E.    (M)     East    Ohio 

Larson,  Norma  (M)    Minnesota 

Laskey,  Mrs.  Glenn   E.    (M)    Louisiana 

Laskey,  W.  Jennings  (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Law,  James  G.   (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 


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Lawson,   David   J.    (M)     South   Indiana 

Lawson,  James  M.    (M)     Memphis 

Lay,  Gerald  W.    (M)    Holston 

Ledebur,  Gilbert  (E)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Lee,  Jack  W.   (M)    West  Ohio 

LeGro,  James  M.   (M)    Central  New  York 

Leighton,   Mrs.   Woodrow    (E)     Central   Illinois 

Lein,  Woldeinar  (M)    Northwest  Germany 

Lembke,  Dr.  Glen  L.  (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Lewis,  Monroe  C.   (M)    North  Alabama 

Lindberg,   Kenneth   D.    (M)     Detroit 

Lindell,  Rolf    (M)     Sweden 

Lindsay,  T.  Landon  (M) Southern  New  England 

Lindsey,  Jane    (M)     Southern   California-Arizona 

Lindstrom,   David    (M)     Central   Illinois 

Ling,   Carl   C.    (M)     West   Ohio 

Lippnian,  Roland  A.    (M)    Southern  Illinois 

Locher,  Donald  R.   (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Lockowandt,  Walter   (E)    Virginia 

Loesch,   Warren  A.    (E)     Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Long,  A.  Lewis   (E)    Central  Illinois 

Long,    Richard    B.    (M)     Wyoming 

Longenecker,  Robert  P.    (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Longsivorth,   John   E.    (M)     West    Ohio 

Lorch,   Basil    H.,  Jr.    (M)     South   Indiana 

Lord,  H.  T.   (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Lovasz,  Johannes   K.    (M)     Northwest   Germany 

Love,    Grace    (M)     Detroit 

Love,  John  L.   (M)    Central  New  York 

Lowe,  Jonathan    (M)    West  Virginia 

Luff,  William   G.    (M)     Eastern   Pennsylvania 

Lukens,   Robert   J.    (M)     Wyoming 

Lundquist,   C.   David    (M)     West   Michigan 

Lushbough,  Mrs.  Lillian   (M)    South  Dakota 

Lutz,   Robert   W.    (E)     Baltimore 

Lynn,  Hawley  B.    (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Machado,  Abel  P.    (M)     California-Nevada 

Mackay,  Donald  M.   (M)    Florida 

Mackey,   J.   Robert    (M)     Peninsula 

Maibach,  Paul    (E)    East  Ohio 

Major,  James  E.   (M)    Little  Rock 

Makonga,  Arnold    •  .  .North   Katanga 

Mandrelle,  J.   P.   G.    (M)     Lucknow 

Mann,  C.  Jordan  (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Mann,  George  M.  (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Manning,  Charles  C.    (M)    Virginia 

Manning   Hubert    V.    (M)     South    Carolina    (1866) 

Mapanao,   Alfredo    C.    (M)     Mindanao 

Marandih,    Mrs.    Sarala    (M)     Bengal 

Marker,  Charles   W.    (M)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Marquardt,   Mrs.   A.   W.    (M)     Nebraska 

Marrs,  Ross  W.    (M)    South   Indiana 

Marsland,  Irving  A.,  Jr.    (M)    New  York 

Martin,  Harold  C.    (M) North  Alabama 

Martin,    James    I.    (M)     Wisconsin 

Martin,  S.  Walter   (M)    South  Georgia 

Marty,    Dr.    Wayne    (E)     Iowa 

Masih,   Komal    (M)     Moradabad 

Mason,   L.   Keith    (M)     Louisiana 

Massie,   Hugh    (M)     Western   North    Carolina 


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Mast,   Jacob    W.    (M)     Virginia 

Master,  Ithiel  V.    (M)     Gujarat 

Matthaei,  Paul    (M)     Kansas   West 

Mauerhan,  Clarence  W.  (E)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Mmj,  Felton  E.    (M)    Peninsula 

Mayer,   Theodore   C.    (M)     East   Ohio 

Mayfield,  Robert  G.  (M)    (5)    Kentucky 

McAdavis,  Emil  (M)    Louisville 

McBrayer,  0.  A.    (M)    Northwest  Texas 

McCalhmi,  Marvin  H.    (M)     Detroit 

McCartney,  Mrs.  Victor   (E)    Missouri  East 

McCleary,  Paul  F.   (M)    Central  Illinois 

McClinton,   Clark   C.    (M)     North   Arkansas 

McCool,  David   (M)    North  Mississippi 

McCorviack,   James  H.    (M)     "West    Ohio 

McCormick,  Gerald  A.  (E)    Western  Pennsylvania 

McCormick,    Paul    R.    (E)     Western    Pennsylvania 

McCracken,    Edgar    W.    (M)     lov^^a 

McCune,  Mrs.  Robert  J.    (M)    Central  New  York 

McDonell,  C.  Durward    (M)    (5)    Florida 

McFall,   Carl    S.    (M)     Oklahoma 

McFarland,   Mrs.   R.  J.    (M)     Northern   Illinois 

McGregor,    Mrs.    Warren    (M)     Wyoming 

McGrew,  Mrs.   Mary   M.    (M) Texas 

McGuire,  Douglas  L.    (M)     Louisiana 

Mcintosh,   Burt   A.    (M)     Central    Illinois 

Mclnturf,   Wayne    (M)     West   Ohio 

Mclntyre,  John  J.   (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

McLeod,  David  V/.    (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

McMahan,  Donald  F.   (M)    (10)    North  Indiana 

McQueen,  Jack   (M)    Southwest  Texas 

McVey,    Charles    (E)     West    Ohio 

Mead,  Mrs.  Charles  W.  (M)    Nebraska 

Meador,  James   A.    (M)     Virginia 

Meadows,  Archie   L.    (M)     North   Mississippi 

Meares,  John  M.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Medkeff,  Mrs.   Emma    (E)    West  Ohio 

Medlin,  William  T.,  Jr.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Mehl,  Mrs.  Blanche    (M)    Missouri  West 

Meier,  H.  F.,  Jr.    (M)     Central   Texas 

Mercado,  LaVerne   D.    (M)     Middle   Philippines 

Meredith,   Victor  K.,   Sr.    (M)     Central   Pennsylvania 

Merz,   Alfred    (E)     Switzerland    (E) 

Mettling,   Carl  G.    (M)     Northern   Illinois 

Metzler,   Ed.   E.,   Ill    (M)     New   York 

Mevis,  Mrs.  Joyce    ( E )    Wisconsin 

Meyer,  Lester  A.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Michael,  Marion  S.    (M)     Baltimore 

Mick,  Billee  S.   (M)    West  Virginia 

Middleton,   Wayne   B.    (E)     Detroit 

Miles,    Emory    S.    (M)     Western    Pennsylvania 

Miller,   Harry    (E)     West   Virginia 

Miller,  Millard  J.    (E)     West   Ohio 

Miller,  W.  Jene    (M)    Oklahoma 

Miller,    Williayyi    T.    (M)     Iowa 

Mills,  Ardilla    (E)     Yellowstone 

Minnick,  Carlton  P.    (M)     Virginia 

Minsker,  John  H.  (M)      Western  New  York 

Minus,   Paul  M.,  Jr.    (M) West    Ohio 

Mitchell,   Mrs.   B.   V.    (M)     East   Ohio 

Mitchell,  Everett  R.    (M)     Kansas   West 


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Mixson,  Rex  M.    (M)     Alabama-West   Florida 

Mohrmann,    Werner    (E)     Northwest    Germany 

Moore,  Mrs.  Homer    (M)     New  Mexico 

Moore,    Robiyison   C.    (M)     Kansas    East 

Moore,  Roy  C.    (M)     South   Carolina    (1785) 

Mooring,  J.  D.    ( M)    North   Texas 

Moots,  Philip  R.    (M)     West   Ohio 

Morlan,  Darrell   E.    (M)    North   Indiana 

Morris,   John   E.    (M)     Florida 

Morris,    William    W.    (M)     Tennessee 

Moses,    Kollur   V.    (M)     Hyderabad 

Moss,    Melvin    C.    (M)     Virginia 

Master,    Rolf    (M)     Norway 

Moivrey,  James  Z?.  (E)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Muiongue,  Chadreque  J Southeast  Africa 

Mulder,   John    W.    (M)     Detroit 

Mulroy,   James   R.    (M)     Memphis 

Mulundu,  Jonathan  S.    (M)    Southern   Congo 

Mund,  Allen  W.    (E)    Baltimore 

Munden,  C.  Ebb,  III   (M)    Nebraska 

Munjoma,   Samuel    (M)     Rhodesia 

Munson,   Sam    (M)     Yellowstone 

Murphy,  C.  Edwin    (M)     Nebraska 

Murphy,  William  T.   (M)    South  Indiana 

Murray,   Alvin   C.    (M)     Little    Rock 

Murray,   Richard   T.    (M)     Texas 

Mwambai,   Leon    (M)     North    Katanga 

Myers,  C.  Ray    (E)    Central   Pennsylvania 

Napier,    Charles   E.    (M)     Missouri    East 

Nathan,   James    (M)     Lucknow 

Nease,  Edgar  H.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Neely,  Sam   H.,  Jr.    (M)     Holston 

Nelson,  William  L.  J.    (M)    South  Carolina    (1866) 

Neto,   Mateus   Joao   Sebastian    (M)     Angola 

Nettleton,   James   L.    (M)     Southern    Illinois 

Neumann,   Norman   C.    ( E )     North    Dakota 

Newman,    John    W.    (M)     Virginia 

Ngongo,   Daniel    (M)     Central    Congo 

Nicholas,  Clarence  R.    (M)     Minnesota 

Noland,   Robert  J.    (M)     North   Georgia 

Nordieng,  Ingemar    (M)    Sweden 

Norris,  Mrs.  Clyde    (M)    Nebraska 

Norton,    Elbert   B.    (M)     North    Alabama 

Nothdurft,  Clifton   G.    (M)    Kansas   East 

Nugent,  Randolph  W.  (M)    New  York 

O'Dell,   A.   Glen    (E)     South   Indiana 

Oden,    Waldo    T.,   Jr.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Oden,    William   B.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Oliphant,  George   W.    (M)     Holston 

Olivas,  Mardoqrieo  L.    (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Oot,  Arthur  B.,  Jr.    (M)     Northern   New   York 

Orr,  John  H.   (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Orrick,   L.    C.    (M)     Texas 

Orton,   Hubert   E.    (M)     Southern    California- Arizona 

Ostertag,  Frank,  Sr.   (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Owen,   Hugh    (M)     Alabama- West   Florida 

Padgett,   Edgar   A.    (M)     North    Georgia 

Page,   Conrad    M.,   Jr.    (E)     Central    Pennsylvania 


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Page,  Mrs.   Dennis  E.    (M)    Memphis 

Page,  Jack  W.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Palmer,  Mrs.  Jane    (M)    Baltimore 

Pannell,  James  M.    (M)     Virginia 

Parker,  Bruce  G.    (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Parker,   Clarence   E.    (M)    Iowa 

Parmar,  Rameshchandra  E.   (M)    Gujarat 

Parr,   Thomas   H.    (M)     Texas 

Parrish,  John  W.   (M)     Detroit 

Parrish,  Robert  L.  (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Parrott,    Gleyin   R.    (M)     Iowa 

Patrick,   William   H.    (M)     Louisiana 

Patten,  William  C.    (M)     New  Mexico 

Patterson,   Joyce    Raye    (M)     Missouri    West 

Patterson,    Ruthetta    A.    (M)     New   York 

Paulson,  Delbert  C.  (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Pearce,    Richard    W.    (M)     Florida 

Peden,  Homer  C.    (M)     Mississippi 

Pembroke,  Maceo  D.    (M)     Northern   Illinois 

Penrod,  Miss  Blanche    (E)    South  Indiana 

Perkins,   Rual    T.    ( M )     Louisville 

Perry,  Bob  G.    (M)    North  Mississippi 

Perry,  Kirby  W.    (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Persinger,   Mrs.   John    (M)     Rocky   Mountain 

Peters,  Robert  N.    (M)     Oregon-Idaho 

Peterson,   Will    (M)     South    Georgia 

Pettijohn,   Rex    E.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Phillips,   Charles    W.    (M)     Western    North    Carolina 

Phillips,  J.   Donald    (M)     North   Alabama 

Phillips,  Samuel  B.    (M)     South  Indiana 

Phipps,  James    (M)    West  Virginia 

Pickett,  Mrs.  Elizabeth    (M)    North  Georgia 

Pinaire,   Edward    (M)     South   Indiana 

Pinesett,   Patricia   S.    (M)     Florida 

Pittard,   Joe    ( M )     North    Georgia 

Plowman,  Howard  L.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Poe,   George    (M)     Missouri    West 

Pope,  Alton  R.    (M)     Kansas   East 

Pope,  J.   W.,  Jr.    (M)     Virginia 

Post,  John  E.    (M)    Southern   New  England 

Potts,  Edgar  A.    (M)     Virginia 

Praetorius,   E.   R.    (E)     Minnesota 

Prakash,   Jyoti    ( M )     Lucknow 

Prasad,  Jones   C.    (M)     Lucknow 

Prater,  Arnold  (M)    Missouri  West 

Prather,   Mary    (M)     Kansas   West 

Pratt,   Horace    A.    (M)     Maine 

Price,  James  S.    (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Pritchard,  Llewelyn   G.    (M)     Pacific   Northwest 

Puckett,  L.  G.,  Jr.    (M)    Tennessee 

Pullen,  Harry  A.,  Jr.    (M)     Louisville 

Quick,    William  K.    (M)     North    Carolina 

Quickel,  Olive   (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Radhakrishan,  John    (M)    Madhya   Pradesh 

Rae,    Daisy    (M)     Detroit 

Ragsdale,  Ray  W.    (M)     Southern  California- Arizona 

Raja,   Victor    (M)     South    India 

Ralph,  Janis  S.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Ramsing,  Niels  J.   (M)    Denmark 


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Ranch,  Ezra  H.   (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Ransom,  E.  C.   (M)    North  Texas 

Rathod,  Raijibhai   (M)     Gujarat 

Ratnam,  Darsi  J.    (M)    Bombay 

Ready,   Judson    W.    (M)     South    Carolina    (1785) 

Reames,   David   H.,  Jr.    (M)     Virginia 

Reed,   James    (E)     West   Virginia 

Reed,   Watford    (M)     Oregon-Idaho 

Reed,   William  B.    (M)     New   York 

Reese,  David   W.,  Jr.    (M)     South   Carolina    (1785) 

Reid,    William.    W.     (M)     Wyoming 

Reinhardt,   Halsey    (M) Wisconsin 

Reynolds,  Paul  C.    (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Rhinesmith,  John  G.    (M)    Troy 

Rice,  Calvin  C.    (M)    Minnesota 

Richardson,  John  W.    (M)    West  Ohio 

Richardson,  Sam    (E)    Minnesota 

Richter,  Kurt   (E)    South  Germany 

Rickey,   Henry   A.    (M)     Louisiana 

Rider,  John  R.    (M)    Southern  Illinois 

Riedel,  Gerhard  (M)    German  Democratic  Republic 

Riley,   James   L.    (M)     Texas 

Ripley,  John  E.    (M)    Holston 

Riskedal,  R.  Kenneth    (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Ritchey,    William  H.    (M)     Pacific    Northwest 

Ritter,   Edwin    ( M )     Iowa 

Ritter,  Philip  M.   (M)     Tennessee 

Robertson,  Vernard  E.    (M)    South   Georgia 

Robinson,   Forrest   J.    (M)     Kansas    West 

Robinson,    Frank   J.    (M)     Texas 

Robinson,  Richard  H.    (M) Texas 

Robinson,  Russell  R.   (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Robinson,  Mrs.  Stanley  C.    (M)    Central   New  York 

Robinson,   William   T.    (M)     Detroit 

Robison,  John  W.    (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Robison,  Roger   (M)    Yellowstone 

Rodda,  William  F.  B.   (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Roelke,  Mrs.  Paul   L.    (E)     North   Indiana 

Rohmann,  Kurt  M.    (M)    Switzerland    (M) 

Roker,   Donald   R.    (E)     Nebraska 

Rollins,  William  B.    (M)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Roney,  Hei-man  F.    (M)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Rooks,   Frank    (M)     Texas 

Ross,  Mrs.  Martha    (M)    Baltimore 

Rosser,    Mrs.    Ellen    (M)     Tennessee 

Rote,   G.   Eugene    (E)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Roudebush,  Roy  R.    (M)    North   Indiana 

Roughton,    William    W.    (M)     Florida 

Rountree,  Alvin    (M)    Central  Illinois 

Rouse,  C.  R.    (M)    Kentucky 

Rowbotham,  Eugene  B.    (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Rowe,  J.  Edgar    (M)    Virginia 

Rowsam,  Robert  H.    (M)    Western  New  York 

Russell,  E.  A.  ( E )    Louisville 

Russell,   Mrs.   H.   M.    (M)     Holston 

Russell,   John    W.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Russell,  Roger  E.    (M)     Iowa 

Ruth,  Dale  L.    (M)     Peninsula 

Rutland,  John  E.   (M)    North  Alabama 

Ryan,  Mrs.  Paul   (E)    West  Virginia 

Rymph,  Levi    (M)     Kansas   West 


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Sageser,  David  B.    (M)     West   Ohio 

Saito,    Perry   H.    (M)     Wisconsin 

Salem,  Joe  T.    (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Sales,   Philip   N.    (M)     Western   North   Carolina 

Sampson,  Charles  T.   (E)    West  Ohio 

Sander,  Harvey    (M)     South   Dakota 

Sanford,  Terry    (M)     North    Carolina 

Sansano,  Lauro   O.    (M)     Northwest  Philippines 

Sargeant,   John    B.    (M)     Florida 

Sasaki,  James  K.    (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Savery,  Gilbert  M.    (E)    Nebraska 

Sawyer,  John  R.    ( E )     Virginia 

Schalla,  Eeinhard  A.   (E)    Northwest  Germany 

Schilling,  Kurt  H.   (M)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Schlechte,  Erhard   (E)    German  Democratic  Republic 

Schroder,  Harry  (M)    German  Democratic  Republic 

Schupp,  Oscar  G.   (M)    Missouri  East 

Schivaiger,  Walter  ( E )    South  Germany 

Seals,   Taylor    (M)     Kentucky 

Sears,    Miss    Nancy    L.    (M)     Iowa 

Seaxvell,    William  A.,   Sr.    (M)     North    Carolina 

Seay,  John   W.    (M)     West   Ohio 

Sebert,   Lowell   E.    (M)     West   Virginia 

Selby,  Mrs.  Cora  (M)    Peninsula 

Self,  Edgar    (M)    North  Alabama 

Self,  Nancy    (M)    Southern   California- Arizona 

Selleck,  Richard  A.   (M)    West  Michigan 

Sham,  Roa,   Prabhakar  D.    (M)     Madhya    Pradesh 

Shaner,    Harry   E.    (M)     California-Nevada 

Shannon,  Charles  E.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Sharp,   William   L.    (M)     North    Mississippi 

Sheaffer,  Lee   B.    (E)     Virginia 

Sheldon,   Mark    (M)     Central   Illinois 

Shelnutt,  Dumas  B.    (M)     North   Georgia 

Shepherd,  William  M.   (M)    Little  Rock 

Sherrill,  Marion  J.    (M)     North   Georgia 

Shields,  Joe    (M)     West   Ohio 

Shindany,   Joseph    N.    (M)     Southern    Congo 

Shinn,  Ridgway  F.,  Jr.   (M)    Southern  New  England 

Shipley,  James  W.    (M)    Baltimore 

Shipman,  Joseph  C.   (M)    Western  New  York 

Shipp,  Thomas  J.   (M)    North  Texas 

Shirah,  A.  Jason   (M)     South   Georgia 

Shockley,  John  R.   (M)    Peninsula 

Shopshire,  James  E.    (M)     Iowa 

Shoultz,  Jack  W.    (M)     Texas 

Shover,  Donald  R.,  Jr.  (E)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Shuler,  James  E.    (M)    Central  Texas 

Shuman,  Charles  W.    (M)    Central  Illinois 

Shunk,  Ralph  K.  (M)    West  Ohio 

Shyamlal,  L.  B.   (M)    Lucknow 

Siegfried,  Peter  M.  (M)   Switzerland  (M) 

Siess,  Robert  J.   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Simons,  William  B.  (M) Central  Pennsylvania 

Singh,   Baldeo    (M)     Agra 

Singh,   Dharamjit    (M)     Agra 

Singh,  Fowler  M.  (M)    Madhya  Pradesh 

Singh,  Jai    (M)    Lucknow 

Singh,  Joseph  B.   (M)    Gujarat 

Singh,  Joseph  G.    (M)    North  India 

Singh,  Lamuel  Lai  (M)    Agra 


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Singh,  Prem  P.    (M)     Madhya  Pradesh 

Singh,  Ratan  K.   ( M )    Madhya  Pradesh 

Singh,    Ratbhan     (M)      Lucknow 

Singh,  Robert  M.   (M)    Lucknow 

Sinha,  Miss  Satyavati  S.   (M)    Moradabad 

Sink,  Archie   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Slider,   W.   W.    (M)     Louisville 

Slover,  Donald  L.    (M)     Missouri  East 

Smart,  Rosemund  A.    North  India 

Smith,  Aubrey   B.    (M)     Mississippi 

Smith,  Carlos  J.  R.   (M)    North  Arkansas 

Smith,  H.   Travers    (M)     Maine 

Smith,  Harvey  J.  (M) Western  North  Carolina 

Smith,  J.  Castro   (E)    Holston 

Smith,  Lowell    (M)    Southern   Illinois 

Smith,   Norbert    W.    (M)     Detroit 

Smith,  Rex  C.    (E)     West   Ohio 

Smith,   Robert   M.    (M)     (14)     Western   North   Carolina 

Smith,  Rossing    (M)     West  Virginia 

Smith,  Stanley  J.    (M)    West  Virginia 

Smith,   William  E.    (M)    West  Ohio 

Smoot,   Jewell   M.    (M)     Detroit 

Snead,  Dr.  James   G.    (M)    Virginia 

Snow,   Dudley   V.    (M)     Louisiana 

Snyder,  Sydney  (M)    California-Nevada 

Sohl,   Mrs.   Lowell    (E)     Rocky   Mountain 

Soiland,   Gustav    (M)     Norway 

Sonnenday,  Mrs.  Margaret   (M)    Missouri   East 

Sorensen,  Earl   (M)    West  Michigan 

Soxman,  Lee  F.,  Jr.  (M)    Missouri  West 

Sparks,  John  R.  (M)    Texas 

Spencer,  Lester  H.    (M)     Alabama- West   Florida 

Spoor,  Ralph  E.   (M)    New  York 

Sprecher,  Mrs.  Delia   (E)    (10)    Wisconsin 

Spruce,  Miss  Susan   (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Stambach,  Paul  E.    (E)    Central   Pennsylvania 

Stamp,  Mrs.  Carl  (M)    Western  New  York 

Stansbury,  William  B.,  Jr.   (M)    Baltimore 

St.  Clair,  Ben  B.  (M)    Holston 

Steel,  C.  E.    (M)    South  Georgia 

Steele,  Clay   (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Steele,  Ralph  S.    (M)    North   Indiana 

Steele,  William  S.   (M)    Holston 

Steger,  Clarence  D.    (M)     Florida 

Stein,  Neil  L.    (M)     Missouri   East 

Stengel,  Jack   (E)    South  Dakota 

Stephenson,    Roy   C.    (M)     Memphis 

Stephenson,   Sheldon   B.    (M)     Central    New    York 

Stephenson,  William  T.  (M)    North  Texas 

Stetler,  Roy  H.,  Jr.   (E)    Baltimore 

Stevens,  Donald   (M)    Wisconsin 

Stevens,  Robert  W.    (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Steward,  Jack,  Jr.    (M)    Central   Texas 

Stewart,  Mrs.  Mary  (M)    Southern  New  England 

Stockwell,  Eugene  L.    (M)    Northern   New  Jersey 

Stolp,   Richard  L.    (M)     Central    Illinois 

Stone,  Meredith  C.   (M)    New  Mexico 

Stovall,  Travis    (M)     New  Mexico 

Stratton,  Leslie  M.,  Ill  (M)    Memphis 

Streyfeller,  David  E.  (M)    Iowa 

Strong,  Donald  T.   (M)    West  Michigan 


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Strother,  W.  Bruce  (M)    Tennessee 

Suarez,  Reynaldo  L.    (M)    Middle   Philippines 

Sublette,  Roy  T.   (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Sugden,  Mrs.  Virgil    (M)     Nebraska 

Sukovaty,  Norbert   (E)    Nebraska 

Summer  our,  William  F.    (M) Pacific  Northwest 

Summers,  Claude   (M)    Kansas  West 

Summers,  James  A.   (M)    Western  North  Carolma 

Summers,  James  L.    (M)     South   Carolma    (1866) 

Sioeet,  Charles  R.    (M)     Minnesota 

Swinney,  John  R,  (M)    Missouri  West 

Talbott,   Norbert   L.    (M)     South   Indiana 

Tamkin,  R.  Naymon  (M)    Virginia 

Tanner,  Mrs.  Guy   (M)    North  Texas 

Tanner,  Ralph  M.    (M)    North  Alabama 

Tarver,  Russell  E.   (M)    South  Dakota 

Taylor,  George  C.    (M)    California-Nevada 

Taylor,  Jack    (M)    East  Ohio 

Taylor,  Jo  (M)    California-Nevada 

Taylor,  Robert  L.   (M)    North  Georgia 

Teeter,  Bonner  E.  (M)    Oklahoma 

Tennant,  John  W.   (M) West  Michigan 

Thomas,  Miss  Aley   (M)    Madhya  Pradesh 

Thomas,  Robert  B.   (M)    Troy 

Thompson,  Bishop  S.   (M)    Westeni  Pennsylvania 

Thompson,  James  N.   (M)    North  Georgia 

Thorne,  Ralph  (M)    Kansas  West 

Thurston,    Elwyn    O.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Timberlake,   Richard  H.    (M)     Holston 

Tisdale,   Mrs.    Inez   S.    (M)     Florida 

Titus,  D.  P.   (M)    Lucknow 

Togba,    Joseph    N.    (M)     Liberia 

Tooley,  Wendell   (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Torrance,  Calvin  TF.   (M)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Townsley,  Mrs.  E.  B.   (M)    Delhi 

Treese,  Donald  H.    (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Trenary,  Mrs.  Phyllis   (E)    West  Ohio 

Trost,   Mrs.   Alice    (M)     Troy 

Trotter,  Clifford  E.   (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Troy,  Mrs.   Olin   H.    (M)     Holston 

Tubb,  John    (M)    Louisiana 

Tuck,  Claude   (M)    North  Georgia 

Tucker,  Frank  C,  Jr.    (M)    Missouri  East 

Tuttle,  G.  Richard   (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Tuttle,  Robert   G.    (M)     Western    North    Carolina 

Tyler,  Charles  A.    (M)     South   Indiana 

Tyree,  E.  C.    (M)     Kansas   West 

Uhlinger,  James  R.   (M)    Southern  New  England 

Underbill,  Mrs.   Lee    (M)     Iowa 

Underwood,  Walter  L.    (M)    North  Texas 

Uppinghouse,  Mrs.   Leonard    (M)     Oregon-Idaho 

Vanderbilt,   Chester  W.    (M)     Troy 

Vandy  Rogers,  Joseph  B.    (E)     Sierra   Leone 

Variiell,  Sam  N.   (M)    Holston 

Vaughn,  Robert  L.    (M)     Alabama-West   Florida 

Veale,   William   H.    (M)     New   York 

Vereen,  Mrs.  LaFon  C.    (M)    North  Carolina 

Vosburg,  Frederick  C.    (M)    Detroit 


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Wagner,  Gei'ald  D.  (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Wagner,   Joseph  H.    (M)     (deceased)     Missouri    East 

Wake,  Lloyd  K.    (M)     California-Nevada 

Walder,    Gerald    V.    (E)     Minnesota 

Walker,  Clarence    (M)    North  Indiana 

Walker,  E.  C.  (M)    Missouri  West 

Walker,  H.   T.    (M)    Minnesota 

Walker,  Marion  R.    (M)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Walker,  William  O.   (M)    Oregon-Idaho 

Wallace,  Charles  I.,  Sr.   (M)    Baltimore 

Wallace,  Miss  Lillian   (M)    Lucknow 

Waller,  R.   W.    (E)     Tennessee 

Walton,  Donald  W.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Ward,  Irma  H.    (M)    Detroit 

Ward,  Robert  P.    (M)     Detroit 

Ward,   Truman   L.    (M)     Louisiana 

Ware,  H.  Melton  ( M )    Florida 

Washington,   Donald   S.    (M)     Lucknow 

Watkins,  R.  Beverly   (M)    Virginia 

Watson,  Harvey  L.    (M)    North   Carolina 

Watt,  George,  Jr.  (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Weaver,  Dorothy  S.  (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Weaver,   Harold    (M)     Wisconsin 

Weaver,   R.  Bruce    (M)     North    Texas 

Weber,  Benjamin   (M)    Peninsula 

Weber,  Oskar  (E)    Southwest  Germany 

Wedar,  Torsten  E.  V.   (M)    Sweden 

Weeks,  Monroe  T.   (M)    Liberia 

Wells,  Charles  E.    (M)    Oklahoma 

West,   C.  Eugene    (M)     Florida 

West,  Cameron  P.    (M)    North  Carolina 

White,  Joseph  A.   (E)    Central  Illinois 

White,  L.  L.    (M)     Southern   California- Arizona 

Whitehead,   Claude   W.    (M)     North   Alabama 

Whitenack,   Weldon   A.    (M)     Iowa 

Whiting,  Thomas  A.   (M)    North  Georgia 

Whitmore,  Austin  R.    (M)    West  Ohio 

Whitten,  Mrs.   Dolphus,  Jr.    (M)    Oklahoma 

Whittle,  Paul  O.    (M)     Northern  Illinois 

Wiant,  Howard  J.    (M)     East   Ohio 

Wilcox,  Mrs.  Barbara  B.    (M)    Florida 

Wilcox,  Wilbur  F.    (M)    Iowa 

Wiley,  Carl  L.  (E)    West  Ohio 

Wilke,  Richard  B.   (M)    Kansas  West 

Wilkins,  Howell   0.    (M)     Peninsula 

Williams,  Mrs.  Beryl    (M)    Baltimore 

Williams,   Charles   R.    (M)     North    Georgia 

Williams,  Mrs.  Charles  S.   (M)    Northern  New  York 

Williams,  Harley  M.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Williams,  Ira  E.,  Jr.  (M)   New  Mexico 

Williams,  J.   C.    (M)     North    Indiana 

Williams,  John  R.  (M)    East  Ohio 

Williams,  L.  Stanley   (M)    Central  Texas 

Williams,  Paul  G.    (M)     Iowa 

Williams,   Raymond    (M)     North   Texas 

Willmeth,  Robert  T.    (E)    Kansas  East 

Willson,  J.  M.,  Jr.  (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Wilmoth,  Rodney  E.   (M)    Nebraska 

Wilson,  Earl  R.   (M)    Mississippi 

Winchester,  Clarence  M.    (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Winne,  Don  W.  (M)    California-Nevada 


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Winter,  Hauser  (M) Missouri  West 

Winter,  J.  Britian   (E)    Baltimore 

Wolf,  Wilmert  H.    (E)    New  York 

Womack,    Mark     (M)      Holston 

Wood,  T.  Clay    (M)    Virginia 

Woodbury,  Harvey  (M)    Maine 

Woodfield,  Harry   (M)    Wyoming 

Woods,  Prenza  L.    (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Wooldridge,  W.  N.  Charles  (M)    Great  Britain 

Woolsey,  R.  W.    (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Wooten,  Mrs.  H.  L.   (M)    Texas 

Workman,   W.   D.,  Jr.    (M)     South   Carolina    (1785) 

Worthington,  Mrs.  Harley  R.    (M)     Central  Pennsylvania 

Wright,  Sargent  J.   (M)    California-Nevada 

Wusterbarth,  Harold  J.    (M)    Troy 

Wyckoflf,   Aloha    (M)     Pacific   Northwest 

Wykle,  Eugene  M.   (E)    Northern  Illinois 

Yeatts,  Earnest  (M)    Holston 

Yeilding,  N.  Manly,  Jr.   (M)    North  Alabama 

Yeo,   J.   Wendell    (M)     Southern    New    England 

Young,    Carl   E.    (E)     Baltimore 

Young,  Harry  E.    (M)    Iowa 

Young,  Mrs.  lola  (M)    North  Dakota 

Zagray,   Allan  H.    (E)     East   Ohio 

Zebarth,  Herbert  E.    (E)     Wisconsin 

Zellmer,    Willard    (M)     Pacific    Northwest 

Zentz,  Franklin  M.   (M)    Western  New  York 

Zimmer,  John  A.    (M)    Southern   California- Arizona 

Zimmerman,  Paul  (E)    Northern  Illinois 

Zimmerman,  Richard  P.  (E)    Central  Pennsylvania 


STANDING 
LEGISLATIVE  COMMITTEES 

No.  1 
CHRISTIAN  SOCIAL  CONCERNS 

To    this   committee   shall   be   referred   all   petitions,   resolutions,   etc., 

relating  to  social  issues  and  all  interests  and  activities  of  the  Boards 

of  Christian  Social  Concerns. 

Chairman — Edsel  Amnions         Northern  Illinois 

Vice-Chairman — Tom    Reavley         Southwest    Texas 

Secretary — Everett  Jones         Baltimore 

Place  of  Meeting:  Room  101,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 
(Italics  denote  ministerial  delegates.    (M)    or   (E)    denotes  former 
church  membership) 

Adduro,  Pablo  M.   (M)    Northern  Philippines 

Ammons,  Edsel  A.    (M)     Northern   Illinois 

Anderson,  Barry  H.    (M)    North  Alabama 

Earnhardt,  Mrs.  Lurleen  G.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Bosley,   Harold  A.    (M)     New   York 

Bristah,  James  W.   (M)    Detroit 

Cain,  Mrs.  James   S.    (M)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Collins,  Claude  R.    (M)     West  Virginia 

Cooke,  George  W.    (M)    Western  New  York 

Cooke,  Mrs.  Monroe   (M)    East  Ohio 

Cooper,  Kenneth    (M)     Alabama- West  Florida 

Cox,  Miss  Sarah  (M)   West  Ohio 

Cuff,  G.   Wayne    (M)    Peninsula 

Current,   Gloster   C.    (M)     New   York 

Davis,  George    (E)     North   Indiana 

Davis,  Hooker  D.   (M)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Doggett,  Herbert  L.  D.    (M)    Baltimore 

Doggett,  John  N.,  Jr.    (M)    Missouri  East 

Dolliver,  James    (M)     Pacific   Northwest 

Dunlap,  G.  Alan   (M)    Nebraska 

Easley,  John    (E)     South   Indiana 

Eckstein,  D.  D.  Herbert   (E)    West  Berlin 

Egan,  Jim  A.   (M)    Oklahoma 

Ellis,  Edwin  L.   (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Ellis,  Matt  L.    (M)     North  Arkansas 

Eutsler,  R.   Kern    (M)     Virginia 

Evatt,  Parker   (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Farley,   Thomas  K.    (M)     Southern   California-Arizona 

Fereira    Dias,    Nobre   Pereira    (M)     Angola 

Fischer,   Dr.   Heinz   P.    (M)     South   Germany 

Hagiya,  Paul  H.    (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Hampton,  Mrs.  Mary    (M)    Missouri  West 

Hanna,  Mrs.   Ellen    (M)     Central   Illinois 

Harkness,  Georgia    (M)     Southern   California-Arizona 

Harriger,    Harold    0.    (M)     Northwest    Texas 

Henderson,  William  R.    (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

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Henry,   Willia^n  R.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Hodapp,  Leroy  C.   (M)    South  Indiana 

Holland,   Betty   Lou    (M)     Northern   New  Jersey 

Hunt,  Kenneth  W.    (M)    West  Ohio 

Iwig,  James  H.    (E)     Kansas    West 

Jones,  Everett  (M)    Baltimore 

Karls,   Harold   M.    (M)     Detroit 

Kemper,   John    Q.    (M)     Kentucky 

Kerber,  Phil   (M)    Iowa 

Knox,  James  L.   (M)    Florida 

Lewis,  W.   Robert    (M)     North  Alabama 

Mahon,   Eldon    B.    (M)     Central    Texas 

Mann,  Robert   (M)    Central  New  York 

Matheny,   Thomas    H.    (M)     Louisiana 

McRae,  Frank  L.    (M)     Memphis 

Melius,  Arthur  R.    (M)    Troy 

Mercer,  Charles  H.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Michelmann,  Heinrich  (M)    Southwest  Germany 

Moon,  Robert   W.    (M) California-Nevada 

Moore,  Lester  L.  (M)    Iowa 

Mullick,   Pravash   R.    (M)     Bengal 

Outler,  Albert  C.   (M)    North  Texas 

Peter,  Victor   (M)    Madhya  Pradesh 

Pittenger,  Richard   (M)     South   Dakota 

Prince,  Frank  H.    (M)     North   Georgia 

Reavley,  Tom    (M)     Southwest  Texas 

Revels,  Percy  B.  (M) Florida 

Roberts,   Mrs.   William   T.    (M)     Tennessee 

Robinson,  Albert   (M)    East  Ohio 

Schneeberger,  Vilem    (M)     Czechoslovakia 

Schneidereit,  Harry  (M)   .    Annual  Conf.  Of  German  Democratic  Rep. 

Schreiber,   Lyle   J.    (E)     Minnesota 

Schwiebert,  Erwin  H.    (M)    Oregon-Idaho 

Seals,  Woodrow  ( M )    Texas 

Singer,  Edgar  F.    (M)     Wyoming 

Soderberg,    John    C.     (M)     Yellowstone 

Springmayi,  Thomas  R.  (E)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Stanley,   David  L.    (M)     Southern   Illinois 

Stanley,  Miles   (E)         West  Virginia 

Stumbo,  John  E.    (M)    Kansas  East 

Tate,    Godfrey   L.    (M)     Virginia 

Tholin,  Richard  D.    (E)     Northern   Illinois 

Tombaugh,  Reid   (M)    Central  Illinois 

Truitt,  Richard  O.  (M)    Wisconsin 

Vandegriff,  Paul  M.    (M)    West  Ohio 

White,  E.  McKinnon    (M)     Southern   New   England 

Wilcox,    Katherine   W.    (M)     West   Michigan 

Wilcox,  Robert  L.    (M)     Holston 

Wilson,   Frank   S.    (M)     Holston 


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Wolf,  John  D.    (M)     North   Indiana 

Woomer,  James  A.   (E)    Western  Pennslyvania 

Yarbrough,  George  M.    (M)    North  Mississippi 

Yeargan,  Mrs.  Victor   (M)    North  Georgia 

Zorn,  George  L.   (M)    South   Georgia 

No.  2 
CONFERENCES 

To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  the  interests  ayid  activities  of  the  General,  Jurisdictional, 
Annual,  Provisional  Aiinual,  District  and  Missionary  Conferences 
and  to  the  structure  of  Program  Councils.  All  petitions,  resolutions, 
etc.,  relating  to  Central  Conferences  shall  be  referred  to  the  Commis- 
sion on  the  Structure  of  Methodism  Overseas. 

Chairman — Leonard  D.  Slutz  West  Ohio 
Vice-Chairman — Jerry  G.  Bray  Virjginia 
Secretary — Edward  G.  Carroll  Baltimore 

Place  of  Meeting:  Room  306,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 
(Italics  denote  ministerial  delegates.   (M)     or   (E)   denotes  former 
church  membership) 

Ammerman,  Carl  R.  (M)    Detroit 

Aviha,  Mike  (M)    Rio  Grande 

Beatty,   William   M.    (M)     Western    Pennsylvania 

Blackburn,  Robert  M.   (M)    Florida 

Blake,  Bruce  P.    (M)     Kansas   West 

Bonds,  Alfred  B.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Bray,  Jerry  G.    (M)    Virginia 

Bruce,  S.  Duane   (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Bryant,  Thomas    (M)    South   Indiana 

Cain,  Richard  I^.  (M)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Caldwell,  Gilbert  H.,  Jr.    (M)     Southern   New   England 

Carroll,  Edward  G.    (M)    Baltimore 

Coffman,  Floyd  H.    (M)    Kansas  East 

Cotton,   William   Davis    (M)     Louisiana 

Curtis,  Myers  B.   (M)    North  Arkansas 

Danforth,  Merrill  A.   (M)    Maine 

DeWitt,  Jesse  R.  (M)    Detroit 

Dodson,  Thurman  L.    (M)    Baltimore 

Dunn,  Merle  A.    (E)     Minnesota 

Fant,  Glenn   (M)    North  Mississippi 

Ferris,  Mrs,  E.  L.   (M)    Nebraska 

Finkbeiner,  Melvin  M.    (M)    Pacific   Northwest 

Firestone,  Lyman    (M)     Missouri   West 

Fisher,  Albert  F.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Forbes,  J.  Kenneth   (M)    South   Indiana 

Goens,   Ray   W.    (M)     Texas 

Goodwin,  Burnie  C,  Jr.    (M)    New  Mexico 

Grogan,  Roy  J.    (M)    Central  Texas 


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Hall,    Carl    C.    (M)     Little    Rock 

Holbrook,  Donald   E.    (M)    West  Michigan 

Homer,   Robert  L.    (M)     Central    New   York 

Hood,  Robin  P.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Hostetter,  Mark  J.   (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Hottle,  Darrell    (M)    West  Ohio 

Hulit,  Kenneth   W.    (E)     East   Ohio 

James,  William  M.   (M)    New  York 

Jarvis,  Charles  S.    (M)     Northern    Hlinois 

Jenkins,   H.    James    (M)     Oregon-Idaho 

Jones,  Gerald  H.    (M)     North  Indiana 

Kimbrough,   R.   Edwin    (M)     North    Alabama 

Laraba,  Forest  W.    (M)    New  Hampshire 

Lee,   Ernest    W.    (M)     Southern    New    Jersey 

Lightner,   A.   LeRoy    (M)     Eastern   Pennsylvania 

Lindgren,  Alvin  J.  (M)    Wisconsin 

Lowe,   Donald   L.    (M)     Southern    Illinois 

Mann,   Mrs.   Harold   L.    (M)     North    Carolina 

Merrow,  Arthur  S.    (M)     Western   New  York 

Miles,  Denver  L.   (E)    West  Virginia 

Moeller,  Romane  G.   (E)    Rocky  Mountain 

Moore,  Eugene  J.   (E)     Central   Illinois 

Murray,  Jerry   D.    (M)     Western   North   Carolina 

Nestler,  Frank  H.   (M)    Central  Illinois 

Oshorn,  John  F.    (E)     West   Ohio 

Pitcher,  Philip  N.    (M)    Wyoming 

Preusch,  Robert  W.    (M)    New  York 

Randolph,  Allan  H.  L.    (M)     Louisville 

Redstone,    Ray    L.    (M)     Florida 

Riddick,  Roland  P.    (M)     Virginia 

Satterfield,  John  C.    (M)     Mississippi 

Shamblin,  J.  Kenneth  (M)    Texas 

Shearer,  Daniel  L.    (E)     Central   Pennsylvania 

Shearer,  Paul  V.   ( M )    Iowa 

Shoemaker,   Wayne  E.    (M)     Iowa 

Sites,  Mrs.  Robert  L.   (E)    North  Indiana 

Slutz,   Leonard   D.    (M)     West   Ohio 

Smith,  Eugene  L.    ( M )    Northern   New  Jersey 

Smith,   Holiday    (M)     Holston 

Sprouls,   J.   Clifton    (M)     Oklahoma 

Sweazy,  Albert  W.  (M)    Kentucky 

Thurman,  Arthur  V.    (M)     California-Nevada 

Vickers,  John  E.   (M)    Alabama- West  Florida 

Walker,  James  M.  (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Warman,  John  B.    (M)     Western    Pennsylvania 

Watson,  Martha  B.   (M)    North  Texas 

Webb,  Paul,  Jr.    (M)    North   Georgia 

Whitaker,   George    W.    (M)     South    Carolina    (1785) 

Williams,  George  F.    (M)    Southern   California-Arizona 

Wright,  George  A.   (M)    South  Georgia 

Yancey,   Charles  L.    (M)     Memphis 


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No.  3 
EDUCATION 

To  this  committee  shall  he  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  the  interests  and  activities  of  the  Boards  of  Education 
and  Commission  on  Archives  and  History. 

Chairman — John  T.  King         Southwest  Texas 
Vice-Chairman — J.  R.  Nelson         East  Ohio 
Secretary — Benjamin  R.   Oliphint         Louisiana 

Place   of   Meeting:    Room   204,   St.   Mark   United   Methodist   Church 
(Italics  denote  ministerial  delegates.   (M)   or   (E)    denotes  former 
church  membership) 

Ake,  Mrs.  Frank  W.    (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Allison,  John  R.    ( M)    Tennessee 

Armstrong,  Mrs.  Robert   (M)    Iowa 

Bailey,  Wesley  (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Bell,  Raymond  M.    (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Boda,   Harold   L.    (E)     West   Ohio 

Borger,  Clarence  J.  (M)    Kansas  West 

Bozeman,   W.   Scott    (M)     Florida 

Brown,  William  E.    (M)    New  York 

Bums,  Alden  B.    (M)    West  Michigan 

Calkins,  Raoul  C.   (M)    West  Ohio 

Carter,  Earl  B.    (M)     North   Arkansas 

Clem,  Paul  L.  (M)    North  Alabama 

Cuaresma,   Consuelo   O.    (M)     Southern   California-Arizona 

Dailey,  Charles  M.    (M)     East  Ohio 

Dennis,   Gordon    (M)     Central    Texas 

Dille,  Robert  E.   (E)    West  Virginia 

Dodge,  Carlton   S.    (E)     Eastern   Pennsylvania 

Eaton,  Harry  B.    (M)     Virginia 

Eldridge,  Edgar  A.    (M)     Holston 

Fechtig,  Norman   (E)    Southern  Illinois 

Fisher,  James  A.,  Sr.   (M)    Memphis 

Garrett,  C.  Dendy    (M)    Iowa 

Gates,  Merrill    (E)    Northern   Illinois 

Geible,  Merrell  D.   (E)    North  Indiana 

Gridley,  Dorothy  R.   (M)    Minnesota 

Gurtner,   Miss   Charlotte    (M)     Central    Illinois 

Hager,  Cornelius  R.    (M)    Kentucky 

Hamilton,  Richard  E.    ( M )     South   Indiana 

Hardcastle,  James  C.    (M)    Peninsula 

Hayes,  Clare  J.    (M)    Kansas  East 

Hoffman,  Mrs.  Richard   (M)    West  Virginia 

Holmes,  Zan  W.,  Jr.    (M)    North  Texas 

Hopkins,  Martin   W.    (M)     Central   Pennsylvania 

Humphrey,  John  D.,  Sr.  (M)   North  Mississippi 


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James,  William  E.   (M)    Louisville 

Johnson,  Joseph   T.    (M)     Northern   Illinois 

Johnson,   Richard    O.    (M)     . California-Nevada 

Johnston,  Kenneth  C.  (M)    Missouri  West 

Kim,  Thomas  K.   (M)    Northwest  Texas 

King,  John  T.  (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Kleszczynski,  Adam    (M)    Poland 

Kruse,  Lowen  V.   (M)    Nebraska 

Lanning,  Dean  A.    (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Lee,  Vernon    (M)    Northern   New  York 

Lesher,  Mrs.  Rosalind  M.  (E)    Western  New  York 

Little,  Mrs.  Alvirita   (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Mack,  James    (M)    South   Carolina   (1866) 

Matheny,  Robert  M.    (M)    Mississippi 

McAdams,   Charles   K.    (M)     North   Carolina 

McDavid,  Joel  D.    (M)    Alabama-West   Florida 

Miller,  Isaac  H.  (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Moore,  Richard  V.  (M)    Florida 

Muelder,   Walter  G.    (M)     Southern    New   England 

Muteteke,  Paul   (M)    Southern  Congo 

Myers,  T.  Cecil   (M)    North   Georgia 

Nelson,  J.  R.    (M)     ...:...  East  Ohio 

Ngoi,  Maurice    (M)    North  Katanga 

Odom,   Warren  G.    (M)     Central   New   York 

Oliphint,  Benjamin  R.  (M)    Louisiana 

Peters,  Lloyd  A.  (M)    Oklahoma 

Potthoff,  Harvey  H.   (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Preston,  Alice    (M)     Southwest 

Price,  Robert  R.    (M)    Oklahoma 

Ragland,  James    (M)     Detroit 

Randolph,  Willie  B.   (M)    Texas 

Roberts,   Harold    (M)     Great   Britain 

Robertson,  Frank  L.    (M) South  Georgia 

Robey,  William  T.,  Jr.   (M)    . Virginia 

Sease,   Gene  E.    (E)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Spears,  R.   Wright    (M)     South   Carolina    (1785) 

Stanger,  Frank  B.    ( M )    Southern  New  Jersey 

Strosahl,  M.  Stanford    (M)     Wisconsin 

Stuckey,  Paul  E.    (E)     West   Ohio 

Thornburg,   Robert    W.    (M)     Central    Illinois 

Westphal,  Wilhelm  F.   (E)    Northwest  Germany 

Wheatley,  Melvin  E.,  Jr.    (M)     Southern   California-Arizona 

White,   Luther   W.,   Ill    (M)     Virginia 

Will,   Mary   K.    (M) Baltimore 

Wilson,  Charles   E.,  Jr.    (M)     North    Georgia 

Yingling,  L.  Carroll   (M) Baltimore 


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No.  4 

LAY  ACTIVITIES  AND  CHURCH 
FINANCE 

To  this  committee  shall  he  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  the  interests  to  lay  activities  and  the  Boards  of  the 
Laity;  and  relating  to  trustees,  properties,  church  finance  {general 
and  local). 

Chairman — Thomas  P.  Moore         East  Ohio 
Vice-Chairman — John  H.  Rixse,  Jr.         Virginia 
Secretary — Thomas  Rupert         Kansas  West 

Place   of  Meeting:    Room   305,   St.    Mark   United    Methodist  Church 

(Italics   denote   ministerial   delegates.    (M)    or    (E)    denotes   former 

church  membership) 

Adams,  Quenton  D.    (M)    Central  Alabama 

Amark,   Curt    (M)     Sweden 

Babcock,  John   (M)    West  Michigan 

Bailey,  Joe   N.,  Jr.    (M)    North   Mississippi 

Baker,   Leo   L.    (M)     North    Texas 

Barnes,  Ambrose    (M)    Agra 

Bengers,  Vincent    (M)     Bombay 

Bertholf,  Lloyd  M.   (M)    Central  Illinois 

Bibay,   Francisco   A.,  Jr.    (M)     Mindanao 

Bittner,  Dwight  M.    (E)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Black,  Clair  W.    (Mr.)    (M)     Northern   New  Jersey 

Bumpers,  E.   Clay    (M)     North   Arkansas 

Cabrera,  Ismael   (M)    Puerto  Rico 

Calbert,  Wayne  F.  (M)    Mississippi  (FCJ) 

Cochran,   James   D.    (M)     Detroit 

Crain,  Dight  W.  (M)    Southern  New  England 

Dekle,   Joe    B.    (M)     North    Georgia 

DeLong,  Dale  F.   (E)    West  Ohio 

Dennis,  Charles  C,  Sr.    (M)    Liberia 

Devadanam,   H.   M.    (M)     South   India 

DeVaux,  Mrs.  Thomas  (E)   Western  Pennsylvania 

Doenges,    William    C.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Doering,    Martin    (M)    West    Berlin 

Edgar,    Charles   E.    (M)     Central    Pennsylvania 

Espie,  John  C.   (M)    Minnesota 

Fabian,  Pedro  F.  (M)    Northern  Philippines 

Fagan,  Harold    (M)     Texas 

Garrick,  Grier  L.    (M)    North   Carolina 

Gausdal,  Hans   (M)    Norway 

Glasgow,  Francis  M.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Gordon,  Harry  M,    (M)    Wyoming 

Gsell,  Theophil  H.  (M)    Switzerland   (M) 

Gundlach,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  B.  (M)    Western  New  York 

Hancock,  Maurice  M.    (M)    Peninsula 

Hand,   Don  J.    (M)    Southwest   Texas 


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Hawkins,   Donald    (M)     West   Ohio 

Hawkins,  J.  Clinton   (M)    Missouri  East 

Heisel,   Eldred   B.    (E)     West   Ohio 

Heyde,  Forest  R.    (E) North   Indiana 

Hildebrancl,    Will   M.    (M)     Southern    California-Arizona 

Hitchock,  William  C.    (M)     Detroit 

Hook,   Ralph    C,   Jr.    (M)     Southern    California- Arizona 

Hyatt,   Carl   B.    (M)     Western   North   Carolina 

Jenkins,    Tom     (M)     Louisville 

Johansen,  Frede    (M)     Denmark 

Jones,   John   B.    (M)     Baltimore 

Jordan,  Roy  M.    (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Kellam,  Harold  B.  (M)    Virginia 

Kellaway,  John  W.  (M)    Great  Britain 

Kent,  Harry  R.   (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Lagawo,  Richard  E.  S.   (E)    Sierre  Leone 

Ledbetter,  M.  C.  (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Lennartson,  Walter  (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Litton,    Ray    (M)     Kentucky 

Long,  Maurice  K.   (M)    Iowa 

Marandi,   Emmanuel    (M)     Bengal 

Marima,  William   (M)    Rhodesia 

Montgomery,    Edward    (M)     North    Alabama 

Moore,  Thomas  P.    (E)     East  Ohio 

Moorhead,    Edwin    E.    (M)     Mississippi 

Morrison,  Mrs.  Mary  (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Naylor,  E.  R.  (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Netterville,    G.   Leon    (M)     Louisiana 

Obaugh,    William   R.    (E)     Florida 

Patrick,  James  T.  (M)    North  Carolina 

Pevahouse,  Joseph   N.    (M)     Memphis 

Plummer,  Kenneth  H.    (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Poppe,  Odin  W.    (E) Nebraska 

Praetorius,   Herman   R.    (E)     Pacific   Northwest 

Presley,  I.   P.    (M)    Upper  Mississippi 

Raoji,  Ashok  K.  (M)    Madhya  Pradesh 

Rixse,  John  H.,  Jr.   (M)    Virginia 

Roberts,   Sam    (M)     West   Virginia 

Rose,  Harold  E.    (M)    Oregon-Idaho 

Rupert,  Thomas   (M)    Kansas  West 

Samson,  Restitute  F.    (M)     Northwest  Philippines 

Schoenlein,   Dr.   Charles    F.    (M)     Northern   New   York 

Shroyer,    Lawton    W.    (E)     Eastern    Pennsylvania 

Soderholm,  Mrs.  Patricia  A.    (M)    Wisconsin 

Speer,   Aubrey  B.    (M)     Missouri   West 

Stanton,   Charles   F.    (E)     South    Indiana 

Staubach,  William  T.,  Jr.   (M)    New  York 

Steele,    Sam    (M)     New    Mexico 

Steffner,  John  E.,  Sr.  (M)    Holston 

Stone,   S.  Lloyd    ( M )     Tennessee 

Strickland,   Don   L.    (M)    Texas 

Sundin,  Robert   (E)    North  Dakota 


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Thomas,   John   J.    (M)     South    Indiana 

Thompson,  Everett  K.   (M)    Southern  Illinois 

Thornton,  B.  I.   (M)    South  Georgia 

Underwood,  Harry  K.    (M)    Baltimore 

Vihendra   Kumar,   Maddala  R.    (M)     Hyderabad 

Walker,   J.    Everett    (M)     California-Nevada 

Walker,   Leon   E.    (M)    Southern   New  Jersey 

Walker,   Morris   D.    (M)     Central   Texas 

Waterfield,  Donald   A.    (M)     Troy 

Watson,  Mrs.  Olive  E.  (M)    Florida 

Werder,   Louise    (M)     North    Katanga 

Wilson,   T.   R.    (M)     Georgia 

Wunderlich,  Maria   (M)    Southwest  Germany 


No.  5 
MEMBERSHIP  AND  EVANGELISM 

To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  church  metnhership,  including  conditions,  duties,  and  trans- 
fer thereof;  relating  to  the  interest  and  activities  of  the  Boards  of 
Evangelism. 

Chairman — Emerson  S.  Colaw         West   Ohio 
Vice-Chairman — Robert   G.    Mayfield       Kentucky 
Secretary — Marvin  A.  Schilling         Wisconsin 

Place  of  Meeting:   Room  206,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 

(Italics   denote   ministerial   delegates.    (M)    or    (E)    denotes   former 
church  membership) 

Allison,  William  F.    (M)    Missouri   East 

Anderson,  Walter  F.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Bailey,  E.  A.    (M)    North   Mississippi 

Barton,   Charles   A.    (M)     New   York 

Bashore,  George  W.  (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Bastain,  Miss  Mary  Lee   (M)    South  Indiana 

Batt,  Samuel    (E)     Northern    Illinois 

Blanchard,   Hubert   M.    (M)     Louisiana 

Bond,   R.   H.    (M)     Memphis 

Brawn,  Melvin  (E)    California-Nevada 

Colaw,  Emerson  S.  (M)   West  Ohio 

Courtney,  Robert   H.    (M)     East    Ohio 

Culp,  Jesse  A.  (M)    North  Alabama 

Curtis,  Mrs.  Albert  (M)    Central  New  York 

Davis,  Carlos  W.  (M)    Texas 

Detty,   Darrell    (E)     West   Ohio 

Duck,  David  A.  (M)    South  Georgia 

Duncan,  Edward  L.  (M) Detroit 

Enke,  Karl-Heinz  (E)    .  .   Annual  Conf.  of  German  Democratic  Rep. 


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Faust,   Carl   W.    (E)     Iowa 

Featherston,   R.   Jack    (M)     Oklahoma 

Fisher,  J.  Herschel   (M)    North  Texas 

Fogleman,  C.  M.,  Jr.  (M)   Kansas  West 

Fulbright,  Homer  H.  (M)    North  Arkansas 

Fulk,  Floyd  L.    (E)    Virginia 

Gray,  C.  Jarrett,  Sr.  (M)   Missouri  West 

Guiang,   Condrado   G.    (M)     Mindanao 

Gustafson,  Laverne  H.    (E)     Southern   California-Arizona 

Hagood,  Delma  L.    (M)    North   Georgia 

Harkness,  Leonard  L.    (M)    Minnesota 

Harris,  Justin  N.   ( M )    Bombay 

Howe,  Clarice  (Mrs.)    (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Howell,  Maggart  B.   (M)    Central  Texas 

Jerome,  J.  E.  (M)    South  Carolina  (1785) 

Jones,  Phil  M.    (M)     South  Carolina    (1785) 

Jordan,   Bert    (M)     Mississippi 

Keller,  Alfred  L.    (E)    North   Indiana 

Knecht,  David  F.    (M)    North   Dakota 

Knupp,  Robert  E.    (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Larson,  Gunnar  E.    (M)     Sweden 

Lindqiiist,  Harold  F.  (E)   Western  Pennsylvania 

Madsen,  Arnold  (M)    Norway 

Mayfield,  Robert  G.   (M)    Kentucky 

McCartt,   James   S.    (M)     Holston 

McDonell,  C.   Durward    (M)     Florida 

Meadows,   William   A.    (M)     Florida 

Metcalf,   Kenneth  E.    (M)     Iowa 

Modisher,  Donald  E.    (M)    Western  New  York 

Mossinger,  Manfred    ( E )     Southwest   Germany 

Myers,   David   L.    (M)     Southern   California-Arizona 

Ogden,  Mrs.  Selma  (M)   Troy 

Page,  S.  Covey    (M)     Oklahoma 

Peters,   Dr.   C.   Kenneth    (M)     Louisville 

Peterson,  Arden  M.   (E) .West  Michigan 

Pitcher,  Dale  E.    (M)     Central   Illinois 

Poor,  George  L.  (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Potter,  Truman  W.   (M)    West  Virginia 

Prigmore,   L.   T.    (M) Holston 

Reitz,  T.  Russell    (M)    Kansas   East 

Richer,  George  M.   (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Riley,  Sumpter  M.,  Jr.    (M)     West   Ohio 

Rohrbaugh,  Laverne   E.    (E)     Baltimore 

Schilling,  Marvin   A.    (M)     Wisconsin 

Sexton,   Mrs.   Joe    (M)     Tennessee 

Shepherd,  Paul    (M)     Louisville 

Sims,   R.   Paul    (M)     Southern   Illinois 

Smith,   Alex   J.    (E)     Sierre    Leone 

Stewart,  Martin  B.    (M)    New  Mexico 

Sticker,  Hermann    (E)     South   Germany 


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Tignor,    Thomas   P.    (M)     Virginia 

Tohler,  Theophil  J.  (M)    Switzerland  (M) 

Urbom,  Warren  K.    (M)     Nebraska 

Wagner,  Blake  D.    (E)     East  Ohio 

Weinberg,   Stanley  C,  Jr.    (M)    Southern   New   England 

Weldon,   Wilson  O.    (M)    Western  North   Carolina 

Wilson,   Robert   L.    (M)     Alabama- West    Florida 


No.  6 
CLERGY 

To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  the  clergy  of  the  Church  in  all  its  forms,  grades,  and 
orders,  and  relating  to  all  interests  and  activities  of  the  Boards  of 
Ministry. 

Chairman — James  M.  Ault         Northern  New  Jersey 
Vice-Chairman — Ernest   T.   Dixon         Southwest  Texas 
Secretary — Mrs.  Lamar  Clark         Texas 

Place  of  Meeting:  Room  303,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 
(Italics  denote  ministerial  delegates.  (M)  or  (E)  denotes  former 
church  membership) 

Adkins,  Leon  M.,  Jr.    (M) Troy 

Aguilar,   Clifford    B.    (M)     Southern    California-Arizona 

Akers,   George   R.    (M)     Wyoming 

Albertson,  C.  Gene   (M)    Oregon-Idaho 

Ault,  James  M.    (M)     Northern   New  Jersey 

Bailey,  William  P.,  Jr.    (M)    Memphis 

Baker,   Eric   W.    (M)     Great   Britain 

Bender,    Gordon    R.    (E)     Wisconsin 

Bergland,  John  K.    (E)    West  Ohio 

Bjork,   Virgil   V.    (M)     North    Indiana 

Boyd,   Marvin   L.    (M)     Northwest    Texas 

Bridges,   Ramsey    (M) West    Virginia 

Buttimer,  Thomas  A.    (M)     Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Caswell,   Bervin    0.    (M)     New    Mexico 

Clark,  Mrs.   Lamar    (M)     Texas 

Clay,   Willie  B.    (M)     Northern   Illinois 

Coffin,  Wayne  W.    (M)    Oklahoma 

Colpitts,   A.   Hunter    (E)     North    Indiana 

Cooper,   Joel   A.    (M)     North    Arkansas 

Corry,    John    G.    (M)     Tennessee 

Crutchfield,   Finis   A.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Cushman,   Robert   E.    (M)     North    Carolina 

Bass,   Christopher   S.    (M)     Lucknow 

Dickhaut,   Walter  R.,   Sr.    (M)     West   Ohio 

Dixon,  Ernest   T.    (M)     Southwest   Texas 

Douglass,   Carl  H.,  Jr.    (M)     Virginia 

Ellis,   S.   Blake    (M)     Maine 

Epps,  Anderson  C.    (M)     Georgia 


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Fetterman,  Brian  A.   (M)     Central   Pennsylvania 

Flinchhaugh,   James   E.    (E)     West    Ohio 

Fridy,  Wallace    (M)    South   Carolina    (1785) 

Gotz,  Herbert  (M)    Annual  Conf.  of  German  Democratic  Rep. 

Graham,    John   H.    (M)     Upper    Mississippi 

Green,  Horace   H.    (M)     Kentucky 

Greemvaldt,  Willimn  M.  (M)   Central  Texas 

Handy,   W.    T.,   Jr.    (M)     Louisiana 

Hardt,   John   W.    (M)     Texas 

Harrington,   Richard   W.    (M)     Western   New  York 

Hay  ward,   C.   Douglas    (M)     California-Nevada 

Hildreth,    Charles   H.    (M)     Alabama-West    Florida 

Hollis,  Robert  R.    (M)     Southern   Illinois 

Holter,   Don   W.    (M)     Kansas    East 

Howes,  John  B.    (M)     Central    Pennsylvania 

Huston,   Ralph   B.    (M)     Florida 

Kelley,   Robert   W.    (M)     East   Ohio 

Lamb,  Raymond  R.    (M)     Detroit 

Leggett,   John    W.,   Jr.    (M)     Mississippi 

Loyd,  Harold  W.    (M)    Central   Illinois 

Martin,  George   W.    (M)     Little   Rock 

Massey,    Daniel   B.    (M)     Moradabad 

Mattheiv,    Glenn   E.    (M)     Kansas    West 

McCoy,  Paul  E.    (M)     Peninsula 

McCune,  Robert  J.    (M)    Central   New  York 

Meuschke,  Paul  J.    (M)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Moorhead,  Frank    (M)     North    Georgia 

Neese,   William  J.    (M)     North   Carolina 

Newynan,   M.   Douglas    (M)     Virginia 

Nichols,  Frank  A.    (M)    Iowa 

Nicholson,  R.  Herman   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Northfelt,  Merlyn  W.   (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Persons,    William   R.    (M)     Rocky    Mountain 

Purdham,  Charles   B.    (M)     Minnesota 

Richards,  Cecil  T.    (M)    North   India 

Roberts,   Samuel   T.    (M)     Liberia 

Rutter,  Kenneth  P.   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Sackmann,  Dieter  A.    (M)     South   Germany 

Spafford,  Freda    ( E )    Detroit 

Stevenson,    Thomas    F.    (M)     North    Alabama 

Stokes,   Mack   B.    (M) Holston 

Stroh,  Byron  F.    (M)     South    Indiana 

Thornburg,   Richard   A.    (M)     New    York 

Tolbert,  Robert  J.    (M) .    East   Ohio 

Trice,    William   E.    ( M)     North    Texas 

Trotter,  F.  Thomas   (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Tuell,   Jack   M.    (M)     Pacific    Northwest 

Unger,   E.   Paul    (M)     Central    Illinois 

Van   Brunt,   F.   Norman    (M)     Baltimore 


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Van  Ornum,  Carlton  G.    (M)    Northern  New  York 

Vinluan,  Victor  C.   (M)    Northwest  Philippines 

Waite,  Alvis  A.,  Jr.    (M)    South  Georgia 

Wallace,  William  L.,  Jr.  (M)    North  Mississippi 

Walley,  F.  Lewis  (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Ward,  A.  Sterling    (M)     Missouri   West 

Ward,  John  W.,  Jr.    (M)     Missouri   East 

Weems,  Mrs.  H.  V.  (M)    Florida 

Wichelt,   John   F.    (E)     Nebraska 

Wilken,  Alferd  E.   ( E) Iowa 

Wood,   George   S.    (M)     Louisville 

Wright,  James   W.    (M)     West   Michigan 

Young,  Robert  T.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Ziegler,  Wilbur  C.   (M)    Southern  New  England 

No.  7 
MISSIONS 

To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating   to  the  interests  and  activities  of  the  Boards   of  Missions. 

Chairman — Mrs.  Jane  Arterburn  Louisville 
Vice-Chair  yuan — R.  Jervis  Cooke  Peninsula 
Secretary— Alva  Clark         Nebraska 

Place  of  Meeting:  Room  205,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 

(Italics   denote    ministerial   delegates.    (M)    or    (E)    denotes   former 
church  membership) 

Anderson,  Mrs.  Virgil   (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Arterburn,   Mrs.   Jane    (M)     Louisville 

Barto,  Reta  S.  (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Barton,   Roy   D.    (M)     Rio    Grande 

Bautista,  Ignacio  P.   (M)    Philippines 

Biddle,    Glenn   H.    (E)     West    Ohio 

Born,  Mrs.  Harry  E.  (M)    Virginia 

Boswell,  Hamilton  T.    (M)    California-Nevada 

Bott,  LeRoy  A.    (E)    Kansas  West 

Brogdon,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  S.  (M)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Brooks,   David   W.    (M)     North    Georgia 

Bryan,   Monk    (M)     Missouri    East 

Burrous,  Mrs.  Anita   (M)    North  Indiana 

Butler,   Randle    (M)     New    Mexico 

Carr,  Marvin  H.    (M)    West  Virginia 

Charan,   Miss    Sophie    (M)     Lucknow 

Chen,  Peter  F.    (M)     Southern    California- Arizona 

Christianson,  Lyle   T.    (M)     Minnesota 

Clark,  Alva  H.    (M)     Nebraska 

Cooke,   R.    Jervis    (M)     Peninsula 

Cummings,  Mrs.   C.   C.    (M)     Northern   Illinois 

Cummins,  Marlene   (M)    Southern  Illinois 


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Davenport,   Mrs.  E.   T.    (M)     Little   Rock 

Dodder,  Robert    T.    (M)     Iowa 

Eby,    Mrs.    Norma    (M)     Pacific    Northwest 

Egger,   Kirk    (M)     North   Mississippi 

Evierson,  Joe  G.    (M)     South   Indiana 

Ford,  Floyd    (M)     Tennessee 

Gailey,  Mrs.   Beulah    (M)    Missouri   West 

Gantz,    Richard    (M)     Central    Illinois 

Gibson,  J.   Nelson    (M)     North   Carolina 

Gray,  Mrs.   Ethel   M.    (M)    Florida 

Hedherg,   Al   A.    (M)     Florida 

Helms,  Mrs.  Roy    (M)    North  Indiana 

Hines,   Mrs.    Thelma    (E)     Kansas    East 

Hood,   Esther    (M) Yellowstone 

Hopkins,  Mrs.  Thomas  J.    (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Howe,  Robert  C.   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Hughes,   Harold  H.    (M)     Virginia 

Hutchinson,  Charles  L.    (M)    Central  Alabama 

Jones,  Bevel  (M)    North  Georgia 

Lamb,  Mrs.  Wayne  A.    (M)    Memphis 

Lang,   Francis    (M)     East   Ohio 

Lashford,   Mrs.   Edgar  J.    (M)     Wyoming 

Linhoss,  John   C.    (E)     Virginia 

Lovern,  J.   Chess    (M)     Oklahoma 

Lundy,   John   T.    (M)     Holston 

Matthews,  Mrs.  Cecil  R.   (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Mayer,   Paul   0.    (M)     East    Ohio 

Mays,  Avery   (M)    North  Texas 

McCleskey,   Wayne  H.    (M) Texas 

McCullough,   Mrs.   Ralph    (M)     Missouri    East 

McDavid,   Harry   E.    (M)     Alabama-West    Florida 

McDonald,  Charles  P.    (M)    North  Arkansas 

McGowan,   Mrs.    Charles    B.    (M)     Louisiana 

Meinhardt,    Lydia    (E)     West    Berlin 

Metzel,   Mrs.   George   V.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Millet,  Edmund  A.  W.   (M)    Western  New  York 

Montgomery,  Allen  D.    (M)    North  Alabama 

Morton,  Mrs.  C.    (M)    Texas 

Naff,    George    E.    (M)     Holston 

Newman,  Mrs.  Rosalyn  (M)   West  Michigan 

Norris,  Irene   (M)    Detroit 

Ortman,  Ervin   (M)    South  Dakota 

Otwell,   William    (M)     Southern    California-Arizona 

Owens,  J.  Garfield   (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Parker,  Mrs.  W.  Roy  (M) .    South  Carolina   (1785) 

Patton,   Luther   A.    (M)     Troy 

Peter,  M.  Elia   (M)    Hyderabad 

Purnell,   Eric   C.    (M)     Central    Texas 

Redding,  Mrs.   Viola    (M)     Western   North   Carolina 

Rivers,   Mrs.   J.  R.    (M)     South   Georgia 


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Roberts,  Leigh   (M)    .   Wisconsin 

Rogers,   Mrs.    Floyd    (E)     West   Virginia 

Sears,  Mrs.  Edward  E.    (M)    Iowa 

Skeete,  F.  Herbert    (M)     New  York 

Smith,  Harold  F.    (M)    Southern  New   England 

Smith,    Mrs.    Marshall    (M)     Mississippi 

Stephens,  Ralph  L.    (M)     Northern  New  Jersey 

Stith,  Forrest   C.    (M)     Baltimore 

Totten,  Mrs.  Howard    (M)    Central  New  York 

Tullis,   Edward  L.    (M)     Kentucky 

Watson,  Michael   (M)    South  Carolina   (1785) 

Watson,    Mrs.    Elizabeth    (M)     Oregon-Idaho 

Weston,   Charles   H.    (M)     West   Ohio 

Wicklein,   Mrs.    Helen    (M)     Baltimore 

Wieting,  Mrs.  Wesley  S.    (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Wilcoxon,  Francis   (E)    South  Indiana 

Winton,   Jeanette    (M)     New   York 

Yocom,  Donald  R.    (M) West   Ohio 

Young,  H.  Claude  (M)    Western  North  Carolina 


No.  8 
PENSIONS 

To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  the  support  of  retired  and  supernumerary  ministers,  and 
of  widows  and  dependent  children  of  deceased  ministers,  not  including 
bishops  and  all  matters  relating  to  pensions  of  lay  employees  of 
Church  organizations,  boards,  agencies,  or  institutions  and  all  interest 
and  activities  of  the  Boards  of  Pensions. 

Chairman — Paul   D.    Martin,    Jr.         Virginia 
Vice-Chairman — Frank    L.    Williams         Baltimore 
Secretary — Allen  M.  Mayes         Texas 

Place  of  Meeting:   Chapel,   St.  Mark   United   Methodist  Church 

(Italics   denote   ministerial   delegates.    (M)    or    (E)    denotes   former 
church  membership) 

Baskerville,   M.    Trevor    (M)     Iowa 

Blessing,   Roy   E.    (E)     West   Virginia 

Brown,   Rainsford  A.    (M)     Iowa 

Carlson,  Verner  A.  (E)    North  Indiana 

Carraway,  James  L.   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Chiles,   Paul   D.    (M)     West    Ohio 

Clymer,    Merritt    (E)     East   Ohio 

Cooke,  Jack   (M)    Louisiana 

Crawford,   Gene   P.    (E)     South    Indiana 

Creel,  John    (M)     Alabama- West    Florida 

Darling,   Howard   H.    (M)     New   York 

Dement,  Frank   E.,   Jr.    (M)     Mississippi 


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Early,  Joyce  V.    (M)    North   Carolina 

Eberly,   Edwin  P.    (E) East    Ohio 

Eckel,  Sherman  B.   (E)    Western  New  York 

Edgar,   Thomas   A.    (M)     North   Alabama 

Fisher,  Harry  J.    (E)     Western   Pennsylvania 

Gentry,   Edd   W.    (M)     Florida 

Good,  Mary    (M)    Detroit 

Hann,   Edwin   P.,  Jr.    (M)     Southern    New  Jersey 

Hess,    Wayne   C.    (E) Central    Illinois 

Hickerson,    Walter    J.    (M)     Kansas    West 

High,   Henry    R.    (M)     West   Virginia 

Humphrey,    L.    A.,   Jr.    (M)     Texas 

Hyatt,  Lochlan  L.    (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Johnson,   Harry   L.,   II    (M)     Southern   New   England 

Lightner,   George  S.    (M)     Virginia 

Loyd,  H.  Brown    (M)     Central    Texas 

McKay,    James    (M)     North    Georgia 

Madison,  J.  Clay   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Majors,   R.    Powell    (M)     Western    North   Carolina 

Mann,    Charles    L.    (M)     Baltimore 

Martin,  Gordon    (M)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Martin,   Paul  D.,  Jr.    (M)     Virginia 

Mayes,  Allen  M.    (M)    Texas 

Mayo,  George  W.    (M)    South  Georgia 

Melgren,  Wesley  A.  (E)    Minnesota 

Momberg,  Paul  B.    (M)    West  Ohio 

Moore,    Manly    M.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Quickel,  Harold  H.    (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Ritter,  Ralph  M.    (E)    Central   Pennsylvania 

Robbins,  Carl  M.   (M)    Memphis 

Rabbins,   Wilmer  B.    (M)     Holston 

Rooks,  John  J.   (M)    Florida 

Ruff,  William  H.    (M)    North  Georgia 

Taylor,  Lawrence  R.   (E)    West  Michigan 

Walton,   Herbert    (M)     Northern   Illinois 

Webber,    Frank    (M)     California-Nevada 

Williams,  Frank  L.   (M)    Baltimore 

Wilson,  Winslow  (M)    Wisconsin 

Wright,   M.   Max    (E)     Kansas    East 

No.  9 

COMMUNICATIONS  AND 
PUBLICATIONS 

To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  all  the  Publications  of  The  United  Methodist  Church  and 
to  the  interests  and  activities  of  the  Boards  of  Publications,  the 
Commission  on  Public  Relations  and   United  Methodist  Information 


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and  the  Divisions  of  Interpretation  and  Television,  Radio  and  Film 
Communication  of  the  Program  Council. 

Chairman — Charles  A.  Sayre         Southern  New   Jersey 
Vice-Chairman — John    B.    Russell         Virginia 
Secretary — Mabel   E.  Collins         New  York 

Place  of  Meeting:   Room  202,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 

(Italics   denote   ministerial   delegates.    (M)    or    (E)    denotes   former 
church  membership) 

Adams,   Lloyd   S.,  Jr.    (M)     Memphis 

Bane,   Mrs.   W.   V.    (M)     Central    Texas 

Barnes,   H.   K.    (M)     North   Alabama 

Bethea,  Joseph  B.    (M)     "Western   North   Carolina 

Brabham,  A.  McKay   (M)    South  Carolina    (1785) 

Burrous,   Kermit    (M)     North   Indiana 

Cagna,  Mrs.   Betty    (M)    Missouri   West 

Chaffee,  Paul   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Chittum,  John    (M) East  Ohio 

Codding,  Charles,  Jr.  (M) Oklahoma 

Collins,  Mabel  E.  (M)    New  York 

Droke,  Clifford  S.  (M)    California-Nevada 

Engel,   Damon  L.    (M)    West  Virginia 

Fanning,    O.    B.    (M)     Florida 

Fowler,  H.  Thornton   (M)    Tennessee 

Franklin,  Benson  N.  (M)    North  Alabama 

Frey,  John  H.   (M)    Nebraska 

Gilmore,  Paul  G.  (E)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Goodrich,  Robert  E.,  Jr.   (M)    North  Texas 

Green,  Mrs.  Robert  E.   (M)    South  Indiana 

Gwyer,  Herbert  L.   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Hamilton,  Ronald  R.   (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Hanks,  Stanley  G.   (M)    Minnesota 

Hann,  Paul  M.  (M)    Iowa 

Henderson,  Zach  S.  (M)   South  Georgia 

Hozendorf,  C.  Ray  (M)    Little  Rock 

Jenkins,  Warren  M.  (M)    South  Carolina  (1866) 

Jetter,  Richard  (E)    South  Germany 

Jones,  George  E.  (M)    Mississippi 

Kellow,  M.  Keith   (M)    Texas 

Kreager,  Max  W.   (M)    Iowa 

Lester,   W.   D.    (M)     Southwest 

Lusby,  L.  D.  (E)    Holston 

Matthaei,  Marjorie   (M)    Kansas  West 

McKenzie,  Leon  T.   (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Messmer,  William  K.   (E)    West  Ohio 


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Montgomery,  John  C,  Jr.   (M)    Missouri  East 

Muller,  Walter  W.  (E)    Central  Illinois 

Nichols,  Henry  H.  (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Peters,  James  C.    (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Petteway,  Warren  B.  (M)    North  Carolina 

Richardson,  Ted  I.   (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Rodeheffer,  Calvin    (M)    West  Ohio 

Russell,  John  B.   (M)    Virginia 

Rutland,  Walter  B.  (M)    Florida 

Sanders,  Carl  J.   (M)    Virginia 

Sanders,  Felix  J.  (M)    Louisville 

Sayre,  Charles  A.  (M)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Schiller,  Theodore  E.  (M)    Baltimore 

Stambach,  Arthur  W.  (E)   Central  Pennsylvania 

Stich,  Seigfried    (E)    Switzerland    (E) 

Stovall,  James  L.  (M)    Louisiana 

Thompson,  Gordon  G.,  Jr.    (M)    North   Georgia 

Thompson,  Lionel   (M)    Detroit 

Van  Sickle,  John  R.  (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Watts,  Ewart  G.  (M)    Kansas  East 

White,   Leonard    (M)     East   Ohio 

Whitten,  Dolphus,  Jr.   (M)    Oklahoma 

Wilkinson,  Donald   (M) Wisconsin 

No.  10 
HEALTH  AND  WELFARE 

To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  the  interests  and  activities  of  the  Boards  of  Health  and 
Welfare  Ministries  and  to  all  the  eleemosynary  work. 

Chairman — Joseph  R.  Graham        West  Ohio 
Vice-Chairman — D.  Roscoe  Buttrey         Tennessee 
Secretary — C.  Dale  White         Southern  New  England 

Place  of  Meeting:  Room  203,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 
(Italics  denote  ministerial  delegates.  (M)  or  (E)  denotes  former 
church  membership) 

Adkins,  Joel  C.  (M)    South  Carolina   (1785) 

Ariki,  Joe    (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Blickenstaff,    Thomas    (E)     Baltimore 

Booth,  Glenn  O.    (M)    California-Nevada 

Boyer,  Gene   (E)    East  Ohio 

Braun,  Mrs.  Paul    (E)    Iowa 

Buttrey,  D.  Roscoe   (M)    Tennessee 

Carson,  Joseph  T.,  Jr.   (M)    , Virginia 

Casad,  Gordon  D.  (M)    North  Texas 

Cleveland,  Millard  C.   (M)    Florida 

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Cockerille,  Miss  Clara   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Cotto-T homer,  Alfredo  (M)    New  York 

Davis,  Sidney  E.   (E)    Missouri  West 

Dayal,   Dr.   Christo   D.    (M)     Moradabad 

Decker,  Mrs.  E.  Moore  (M)    Texas 

Downie,  Dr.  Gerald   (M)    Central  Illinois 

Eich,  Foster    (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Froe,  D.  W.   (M)    West  Virginia 

Graham,  Joseph  R.  (E)   West  Ohio 

Hayes,  Melvin    (E)    East  Ohio 

Henderson,  Mrs.  Henry   (M)    West  Ohio 

Hjelte,  Marshall  C.    (M)    Pacific   Northwest 

Hughlett,  William  S.   (M)    Florida 

Kay,  W.  Eugene  (E)    Oklahoma 

Key,   W.  R.    (M)     South   Georgia 

King,  Arnold  K.    (M)    North  Carolina 

Latta,  Lloyd  A.    (M)     Iowa 

Lindsey,  Julian  A.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Long,  Carroll  H.  (M)    Holston 

Marlow,  H.  Leroy  (E)    Central  Pennsylvania 

McMahan,  Donald  F.   (M)    North  Indiana 

Moore,  Ray    (M)    North   Georgia 

Rainwater,  Henry  M.   (M)    North  Arkansas 

Rogers,  Carleton  C.    (M)    Northern   Illinois 

Saito,  Kazuo   (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Shipps,  Hammell  P.  (M)    Southern  New  Jersey 

Sprecher,  Mrs.   Delia    (E)     Wisconsin 

Streeter,  Emmett  T.   (M)    Nebraska 

Susat,  Edward   (M) South  Indiana 

Trotter,  J.  Irwin   (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Walker,  W.  Roland  (M)    Virginia 

White,  C.  Dale  (M)    Southern  New  England 

White,   Woodie  W.    (M)     Detroit 

Wilshusen,  Mrs.  John   (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Woodall,  A.  H.    (M)    North  Alabama 

Woods,  William  F.    (E)     Central   Pennsylvania 

Zehner,  Henry  W.   (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

No.  11 
ECUMENICAL  AFFAIRS 

To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  the  interests  and  activities  of  the  Commission  on  Ecumeni- 
cal Affairs  and  all  Inter-denominational  activities,  relations,  interests 
and  responsibilities  of  The  United  Methodist  Church,  including  the 
American  Bible  Society,  the  National  Council  of  Churches  of  Christ 


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in  the  United  States  of  America,  the  World  Council  of  Churches  and 
Committee  on  Religion  in  American  Life. 

Chairman— Mrs.  Wayne  W.  Harrington         Nebraska 
Vice-C hail-man — John   V.   Moore         California-Nevada 
Secretary — R.  Benjamin  Garrison         Central  Illinois 

Place  of  Meeting:  Room  109,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 
(Italics  denote  ministerial  delegates,  (M)  or  (E)  denotes  former 
church  membership) 

Achberger,  Mrs.  Clarence  E.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Andrews,  David  H.    (E)    Baltimore 

Applegate,  William  P.   (M)    Iowa 

Babcock,   Charles   I.    (M)     Florida 

Blackstone,  Franklin,  Jr.  (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Burtner,  Robert  W.   (M)    Oregon-Idaho 

Byrd,  William  O.  (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Carlsen,  Eigil    ( M)     Denmark 

Carruth,  Mrs.  Carlton   (M)    South  Georgia 

de  Freitas,  Antonio  Felipe    (M)    Angola 

Duffey,  Paul  A.   (M)    Alabama- West  Florida 

Fichter,  Joseph  W.  (M)    West  Ohio 

Galloway,  Benedict  A.    (M)    Louisiana 

Garrison,  R.  Benjamin  (M)    Central  Illinois 

Gordon,  Mrs.  John  W.  (M)    North  Alabama 

Grove,  William  B.  (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Harriefeld,   Fritz    (E)     Northw^est  Germany 

Harrington,    Mrs.   Wayne   W.    (M)     Nebraska 

Hartz,  Mrs.  Paul    (M)    Virginia 

Heacock,  Jack  D.   (M)    Southvi^est  Texas 

Heckard,  Cecil  L.  (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Hutchinson,  Mildred  (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Johnson,  Richard  E.  (M)    Kansas  East 

Kalaf,  Walter  N.  (M)    Florida 

Kaputo,  Elie  M.  (M) Southern  Congo 

King,  Mrs.  Mary  E.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Kirchner,  Frederick  K.  (M)    Troy 

Koenig,  Robert   W.    (E)     South   Indiana 

Krueger,  Delton  H.    (M)    Minnesota 

Kuehl,  Werner  E.    (M)    Northwest  Germany 

Lai,  James   (M)    Delhi 

Leonard,  Mrs.  James  M.    (M)    West  Ohio 

Lundy,  Robert  F.    (M)     Holston 

Mangum,  Mrs.  Orien  (M)    Peninsula 

Marvin,  John  E.   (M)    Detroit 

Mentzer,  Warren  F.    (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Mielke,  Mrs.  Sharon   (E)    Wisconsin 

Moore,  John  V.   (M)    California-Nevada 

Moore,  LeRoy  W.   (M)    Iowa 


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Nees,  Forrest  G.   (M) East  Ohio 

Paige,  Mrs.  Jean  (M)    West  Virginia 

Parker,  Richard  S.    (M)     New  York 

PfeiflFer,  Mrs.  A.  B.  (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Phillips,  Randall  C.    (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Pohl,  Keith  I.   (M)    West  Michigan 

Rice,  Spencer  M.   (M)    South  Carolina   (1785) 

Roberts,  Sidney  (M)    Central  Texas 

Roper,  Wilbur  F.   (M)    North  Texas 

Sagar,  Sisa  Masih  (M)    Agra 

Samuel,  S.  K.   (M)    South  India 

Shook,  Wallace  T.  (M)    Texas 

Shown,  Mrs.  Louise   (M)    North  Indiana 

Silvers,  Mrs.  Floyd  L.    (M)    Oklahoma 

Simpson,  John  C,  Jr.  (M)    Virginia 

Standard,  Forrest  L.   (M)    Missouri  West 

Styron,  Mrs.  Arthur   (M)    North  Georgia 

Townsend,  Samuel  L.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Warner,  Earl  D.    (E)    Central   Pennsylvania 

Webb,  Pauline  M,    (M)    Great  Britian 


No.  12 

JUDICIAL  ADMINISTRATION,  ENABLING 
ACTS  AND  LEGAL  FORMS 

To  this  com.tnittee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  the  formal  disciplining,  trial,  and  appeal  of  inembers  and 
ministers  of  The  United  Methodist  Church,  and  relating  to  the  Judi- 
cial Council  and  the  judicial  procedure  within  the  Church.  This  com- 
mittee shall  also  be  charged  with  the  responsibility  of  preparing  and 
presenting,  for  adoption  by  the  Co)iference,  such  enabling  acts  and 
legal  forins  as  may  be  needed  in  the  continuing  process  of  unifying 
the  interests  and  agencies  of  the  Church. 

Chairman — Elias  G.  Galvan         Southern  California-Arizona 
Vice-Chairman — Mrs.  Frances  Hundley         Wisconsin 
Secretary — Ronald  W.   Gilbert         Oklahoma 

Place  of  Meeting:  Room  210,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 

(Italics  denote  ministerial  delegates.  (M)  or  (E)  denotes  former 
church  membership) 

Baass,  Erich  M.   (M)    Northwest  Germany 

Barrett,  James  (M)    South  Carolina  (1785) 

Beatty,  W.  Carroll    (M)    Baltimore 

Bell,  Lester  H.  (E)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Campbell,  Foy  (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Carlton,  Gordon  B.   (M)    Little  Rock 

Chapman,  Dr.  A.  Frank  (M)    Peninsula 

Choy,  Wilbur  W.    (M)    California-Nevada 

Cooper,  Earle  N.    (M)    Troy 


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Davis,  Paul   (M)    Central  Illinois 

Drennan,  Merrill  W.    (M)    Baltimore 

Dutt,  Harold  (E)    West  Ohio 

Entler,  Fred  P.  (M)    Holston 

Evans,  Daniel  F.  (M)    South  Indiana 

Everhart,  Mrs.  Frank  B.  (M)    West  Virginia 

Galvan,  Elias  G.   (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Gilbert,  Ronald   W.    (M)     Oklahoma 

Grenfell,  John  N.,  Jr.   (M)    Detroit 

Harrington,  Robert  F.   (M)    Louisiana 

Hundley,  Mrs.  Frances    (M)    Wisconsin 

Hundley,   George  R.    (M) North   Alabama 

Jacobs,  Harry  H.,  Jr.   (E)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Jason,  William  C,  Jr.   (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Jefferson,  A.  G.   (M)    Virginia 

Mann,  Robert  T.    (M)    Florida 

Mannasmith,  Dr.  Clarence  H.  (M)    Iowa 

Mendigorin,    Abdon    (M)     Philippines 

Mikkelsen,  John  H.   (M) Nebraska 

Northrop,  George  M.    (M)     New  York 

O'Hara,  Delmar  T.  (M)    East  Ohio 

Parker,  Robert  P.    (M)    Virginia 

Paxton,  James  R.   (M)    Texas 

Redmond,  Charles  D.    (E)    West  Ohio 

Renich,  Paul  W.   (M)    Kansas  West 

Robbins,  Gene  E.    (M)    North  Indiana 

Santana,  Benjamin  (M)    Puerto  Rico 

Scott,  Ralph   (M)    Missouri  West 

Seller,  Ralph  H.  (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Sharpe,  Guy  (M)    North  Georgia 

Shaw,  Inder  A.  (M)    North  India 

Stauffer,  Eugene  E.  (M)   Northern  Illinois 

Tomlin,  William  H.    (M)    Tennessee 

Weaver,  L.  Stacy   (M)    North  Carolina 

White,  Charles  D.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

No.  13 
LOCAL  CHURCH 

To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc., 
relating  to  the  organization  and  duties  of  the  various  bodies  within 
the  local  church.  Proposed  legislation  emanating  from  other  General 
Conference  Committees  concerning  local  church  organization  shall 
be  referred  to  this  committee  on  Local  Church  for  consideration, 
action,  and  reporting  to  General  Conference. 

Chairman — G.    Ross    Freeman         South    Georgia 

Vice-Chairman — Melvin    G.    Talbert         Southern    California-Arizona 

Secretary — ^Pauline  Bobbitt         Southern  California- Arizona 


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Place  of  Meeting:  Room  201,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 
(Italics   denote   ministerial   delegates.    (M)    or    (E)    denotes   former 
church  membership) 

Allin,  Willard  S.   (M)    Minnesota 

Barclift,  Chancie  D.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Beeman,  Paul  J.   (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Bingham,  Clifford   (E)    South  Indiana 

Blackburn,  Alfred  B.    (M)     Florida 

Bobbitt,  Pauline    (M)     Southern   California-Arizona 

Bramlett,  Sam  C.    (M)    Texas 

Brandyherry,  Abraham  L.    (E)     East  Ohio 

Brewer,  Otho  G.,  Jr.   (M)    Peninsula 

Bristow,  Carroll  D.    (M)    Baltimore 

Brown,  Allen  L.    (M)    Louisiana 

Byler,  Robert  A.  (M)    West  Ohio 

Carrington,  John  E.   (M)    New  York 

Catterall,  Grace    (M)     California-Nevada 

Chadwick,  Mrs.  Dorothy   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Cochrun,   Edgar    (E)     West   Ohio 

Cole,  Calvin  H.    (E)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Cromwell,  Thomas  L.   (M)    East  Ohio 

Daugherty,  Ruth  M.    (E)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Dickerson,  Ellis  R.   (M)    Alabama-West  Florida 

Easter,  Paul  M.   (M)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Fenn,  G.  Lemuel   (M)    Oklahoma 

Fink,  Harold  H.  (M)    Virginia 

Fishbeck,  Royal  B.,  Jr.  (M)    Troy 

Ford,  Edwin  C.   (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Ford,  Frank  B.  (M)    New  Mexico 

Freemayi,  G.  Ross  (M)    South  Georgia 

Galbreath,  Mrs.  Charles  (M)    Central  Illinois 

Geissbiihler,  Theo    (E)     Switzerland    (E) 

Gilts,  George   (E)    West  Ohio 

Grant,  Nicholas  W.  (M)    North  Carolina 

Greenhaw,  Frank  (M)    North  Texas 

Hall,  E.   William    (M)    Baltimore 

Havemann,  Gerhard  (E)    .    Annual  Conf.  of  German  Democratic  Rep. 

Hermann,  Dr.  Erich   (E)    Southwest  Germany 

Hicks,  Kenneth   W.    (M)     Nebraska 

Horton,  Robert  E.    (E)    Detroit 

Houston,  Jamie  G.    (M)    North  Mississippi 

Kadenge,   Fannuel    (M)     Rhodesia 

Keeffe,  Williain  R.    (M)    New  Hampshire 

LaSuer,  Donald  F.   (M)    North  Indiana 

Lau,  Clifford  (M)    Wisconsin 

Love,  Elza  L.   (M)    Texas 

Lutrick,  Charles  E.    (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Malac,  Vlastislav  (M)    Czechoslovakia 

Manns,  Herbert    (M)     West   Berlin 

McCall,  Kenneth  A.  (M)    Missouri  West 


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McCommons,  Mrs.  R.   M.    (M)    North  Georgia 

Mcintosh,  Mrs.  Hilda  (M)    Kansas  East 

McMillan,  Mrs.  Norris    (M)    Southwest  Texas 

Moody,  C.  LeGrande,  Jr.   (M)    South  Carolina   (1785) 

Morgan,  Robert  C.  (M)    North  Alabama 

Myers,  Paul  E.   (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Newton,  C.  D.  S.   (M)    Delhi 

Page,  Carlos  C.  (M)    West  Michigan 

Patton,  Russell  R.    (M)    Kentucky 

Pfaltzgraff,  Richard  C.  (E)    Iowa 

Ragsdale,  Mrs.  J.  B.    (M)    Holston 

Ramer,  Lloyd  W.   (M)    Memphis 

Risinger,  Melvin  S.   (M)    West  Virginia 

Rollins,  Mrs.  Rose  (M)    Northern  New  Jersey 

Shore,  Philip  L.,  Jr.  (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Spain,  Robert  H.    (M)    Tennessee 

Spurr,  Miss  Edith    (M)    Southern  New  England 

Swales,  Williain  R.  (M)    Central  New  York 

Swofford,  Mrs.  Ross   (M)    Missouri  East 

T albert,  Melvin  G.   (M)    Southern  California-Arizona 

Taylor,  Wendell  P.  C.  (M)    Mississippi   (FCJ) 

Totten,  Harold  (E)    Kansas  West 

Vaughan,  William  C.   (M)    Virginia 

Verdin,  Douglas  F.  (M)    New  York 

White,  James  K.   (M)    Central  Illinois 

White,  Raymon  E.    (M)    Holston 

White,  William  D.   (M)    Northern  Illinois 

Wilson,  Carroll    (M)    Central   Texas 

Wood,  Allison  C.  (M)    Northern  New  York 

Wood,  Dr.  Donald  R.  (M)    Rocky  Mountain 

Yaggy,  Mrs.  William  H.    (M)    Iowa 

Zimmerynan,  Eugene  M.   (M)    Florida 


No.  14 

RITUAL  AND  ORDERS 
OF  WORSHIP 

To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc. 
relating  to  ritual  and  orders  of  worship  and  all  interests  and  activities 
of  the  Commission  on  Worship. 

Chairman — Mrs.  Barbara  Thompson         Baltimore 

V ice-Chairman — Eugene    T.   Drinkard         North   Georgia 

Secretary — J.  Jeffrey  Hoover         Iowa 

Place  of  Meeting:  Room  105,  St.  Mark  United  Methodist  Church 
(Italics  denote  ministerial  delegates.  (M)  or  (E)  denotes  former 
church  membership) 


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Allen,   Mrs.   James    (M)     Virginia 

Anderegg,  Miss  Joyce  (E)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Aponte,  Ramon    (M)     New   York 

Bearden,  Robert  E.  L.  (M)    Little  Rock 

Beebe,  William  L.   (M)    Wyoming 

Benedyktowicz,  Witold   (M)    Poland 

Bright,  William  E.    (M)    Detroit 

Carrell,  Olivia  (M)    California-Nevada 

Carver,  Donald  L.   (M)    Iowa 

Coleman,  Harry   (M)    West  Virginia 

Colpitts,   Mrs.   A.   Hunter    (E)     North   Indiana 

Dotts,  Ted  J.   (M)    Northwest  Texas 

Drinkard,  Eugene  T.  (M) North  Georgia 

Dunn,  Mrs.  Sam  A.   (M)    North  Carolina 

Foster,  George  A.    (M)    Florida 

Gathings,  Ervin  M.   (M)    North  Texas 

Haining,  Kathleen  L.   (M)    Minnesota 

Hardin,  Granville  N.   (M)    West  Ohio 

Harding,  Joe  A.   (M)    Pacific  Northwest 

Harper,  John  R.   (M)    Eastern  Pennsylvania 

Hartman,   Tom    (M)     Kansas   West 

Hoopert,  Grantas  E.   (M)    Central  Pennsylvania 

Hoover,  J.  Jeffrey    (M)    Iowa 

Kesler,  N.  Robert  (M)    Southern  California- Arizona 

Lash,  H.  Donald   (E)    Western  Pennsylvania 

Lewis,  William  B.   (M)    Southern  Illinois 

Myers,  Calvin  R.  (M)    East  Ohio 

North,  Jack  B.  (M)    Central  Illinois 

Oehler,  Mrs.  Jack  (E)    Northern  Illinois 

Pope,  H.  David,  Jr.  (M)    Texas 

Purdy,  Burt  (M)    North  Alabama 

Reeves,  Richard  E.   (M)    Central  Illinois 

Rice,  George  E.   (M)    South  Indiana 

Richer,  Ben  (E)    West  Ohio 

Schulz,  Willard  W.   (E)    Wisconsin 

Settle,  Frank  A.   (M)    Holston 

Smith,  Irving  L.    ( M )    Oklahoma 

Smith,  Robert  M.    (M)    Western  North  Carolina 

Taylor,  Eben  (M)    South  Carolina   (1785) 

Thompson,  Mrs.   Barbara    (M)    Baltimore 

Turner,  James  W.  (M) Virginia 

Wonders,  Dr.  Alice  (M)    Central  Texas 


"The  plan  of  organization  and  rules  of  order  of  the 
General  Conference  shall  be  the  plan  of  organization 
and  rules  of  order  as  published  in  the  journal  of  the 
preceding  General  Conference  until  they  have  been 
altered  or  modified  by  the  action  of  the  General  Con- 
ference." (Discipline,  ^  607.) 


PLAN  OF  ORGANIZATION 

I.  OPENING  SESSION  AND  ORGANIZATION 

The  General  Conference  shall  assemble  on  the  day  fixed 
and  at  the  place  designated  in  accordance  with  the  action 
taken  by  the  preceding  General  Conference  or  the  Com- 
mission on  the  General  Conference.  The  Holy  Communion 
shall  be  celebrated  by  the  Conference,  the  Council  of  Bish- 
ops being  in  charge.  The  opening  business  session  of  the 
Conference  shall  be  on  the  day  and  at  the  hour  fixed  by  the 
Commission  on  the  General  Conference  and  shall  be  called 
to  order  by  the  bishop  designated,  as  provided  in  ^  15  §  11 
of  the  Discipline. 

The  following  order  of  business  shall  be  observed : 
A.  Roll  Call.  The  roll  shall  be  called  by  the  Secretary  of 
the  preceding  General  Conference  in  the  following  manner : 

(1)  There  shall  be  called  the  names  of  the  bishops  who 
have  died  since  the  adjournment  of  the  preceding  General 
Conference,  and  likewise  the  names  of  delegates-elect  who 
have  died. 

(2)  The  record  of  attendance  shall  be  made  in  writing  to 
the  Secretary  of  the  General  Conference  by : 

(a)  The  Secretary  of  the  Council  of  Bishops  for  the 
bishops, 

(b)  The  Secretary  of  the  Judicial  Council  for  that  body, 

(c)  The  Secretary  of  the  Council  of  Secretaries  for  that 
body,  and 

(d)  The  chairman  of  each  delegation  for  its  membership. 
The  chairman  shall  be  provided  with  a  blank  form  on  which 
to  report  in  writing  the  attendance  of  its  members,  noting 
absentees  and  substitutions,  which  reports  shall  be  tabulated 
by  the  Secretary  and  published  in  the  Daihj  Christian  Ad- 
vocate. Any  reserve  seated  in  the  place  of  a  regular  delegate 
shall  have  been  duly  elected  as  a  reserve  delegate  by  his 
Annual  Conference,  and  shall  meet  the  requirements  set 
forth  in  the  Discipline,  ^^  38-40.  Delegates,  including  re- 
serves, when  the  latter  are  substituted  for  a  delegate  or 
delegates,  shall  be  seated  in  the  order  of  their  election, 

179 


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except  when  a  reserve  is  seated  temporarily,  in  which  case 
he  shall  occupy  the  seat  of  the  delegate  for  whom  he  is 
substituted.  All  delegates  arriving  after  the  opening  roll 
call  shall  be  reported  by  the  chairman  of  the  delegation  to 
the  Committee  on  Credentials,  in  order  to  be  properly  en- 
rolled. 

(3)  A  majority  of  the  whole  number  of  delegates  to  the 
General  Conference  shall  constitute  a  quorum  for  the  trans- 
action of  business.  (Discipline,  ^  608.) 

B.  Election  of  Secretary-Designate.  The  Council  of  Bish- 
ops shall  present  a  nomination  from  the  ministry  or  lay 
membership  of  The  United  Methodist  Church  for  secretary- 
designate.  Other  nominations  shall  be  permitted  from  the 
floor.  The  time  of  election  shall  be  scheduled  during  the 
session  by  the  Agenda  Committee.  The  election,  if  there  be 
two  or  more  nominees,  shall  be  by  ballot.  The  secretary- 
designate  shall  assume  the  responsibilities  of  the  office  of 
secretary  as  soon  after  the  adjournment  of  the  General 
Conference  as  all  work  in  connection  with  the  session  in- 
cluding the  preparation,  printing  and  mailing  of  the 
Journal  has  been  completed.  The  exact  date  of  the  transfer 
of  responsibility  to  the  secretary-designate  shall  be  deter- 
mined by  the  Commission  on  the  General  Conference  but 
shall  not  be  later  than  12  months  after  the  adjournment  of 
the  General  Conference. 

C.  Committee  Nominations  and  Elections.  The  Council 
of  Bishops  shall  present  nominations  or  appoint  members 
for  the  standing  administrative  committees,  and  such  other 
nominations  as  are  hereinafter  committed  to  it,  for  election 
by  the  General  Conference. 

D.  Miscellaneous  Business. 

E.  Adjournment. 

II.  EPISCOPAL  ADDRESS 

The  Quadrennial  Address  of  the  Council  of  Bishops  shall 
be  delivered  early  in  the  Conference,  at  such  hour  as  de- 
termined by  the  Commission  on  the  General  Conference  in 
consultation  with  the  Council  of  Bishops. 

III.  PRESIDING  OFFICERS 

The  presiding  officers  for  the  several  sessions  of  the 
Conference,  the  opening  session  excepted  (see  div.  I  above), 
shall  be  chosen  from  among  the  effective  bishops  in  the 
following  manner:  The  Council  of  Bishops  shall  at  the 
opening  session  nominate  for  election  by  the  Conference  a 


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Committee  on  Presiding  Officers  composed  of  one  minister 
and  one  layman  from  each  Jurisdiction,  and  one  minister 
and  one  layman  from  among  the  delegates  representing 
the  Annual  Conferences  outside  the  United  States,  and 
four  members  at  large.  The  Committee  on  Presiding  Officers 
shall  establish  a  continuing  pool  of  five  names  of  bishops 
from  which  group  the  presiding  officer  shall  be  selected  by 
the  committee.  Each  bishop  shall  be  given  reasonable  notice 
of  his  selection  for  this  pool,  but  subsequently  he  shall  be 
available  for  assignment  as  presiding  officer  at  any  session. 
The  committee  shall  be  free  to  continue  a  bishop  for  more 
than  one  session,  if  in  its  judgment  the  parliamentary  situa- 
tion requires  this  continuity  of  chairmanship. 

IV.  SECRETARIAL  STAFF 

(1)  The  Secretary  of  the  General  Conference  elected  as 
hereinbefore  provided  shall  be  responsible  for  all  functions 
of  the  office  in  preparation  for  the  session  of  the  General 
Conference  following  his  election.  He  shall  serve  until  all 
work  in  connection  with  the  session  for  which  he  has  pre- 
pared has  been  completed.  He  shall  keep  the  record  of 
proceedings  of  all  sessions  of  the  General  Conference.  He 
shall  compile  and  edit  a  Handbook  for  The  General  Con- 
ference and  edit  the  official  Journal  of  the  General  Con- 
ference. 

(2)  The  Conference  shall  elect,  upon  nomination  by  the 
Secretary,  a  Coordinator  of  Calendar  who  shall  assist  the 
Committee  on  Calendar  in  presenting  reports  in  such  an 
order  so  as  to  expedite  the  business  of  the  Conference,  as 
well  as  in  other  responsibilities  of  the  committee.  (See  VI- 
A   (2).) 

(3)  The  Conference  shall  elect,  upon  the  nomination  of 
the  Secretary,  such  assistant  secretaries  from  the  ministry 
or  lay  membership  of  The  United  Methodist  Church  as  it 
may  deem  wise. 

(4)  The  work  of  the  Secretary  shall  be  supervised  by 
the  Commission  on  the  General  Conference.  A  budget  for 
the  work  of  the  Secretary  shall  be  presented  by  the  Com- 
mission on  the  General  Conference  to  the  Council  on  Fi- 
nance and  Administration.  Such  budget  shall  be  paid  out 
of  the  General  Administration  Fund. 

(5)  If  in  the  interim  of  the  quadrennial  sessions  of  the 
General  Conference  the  office  of  Secretary  shall  for  any 
reason  be  vacated,  the  Council  of  Bishops  shall  elect  a  suc- 
cessor to  serve  until  the  next  session. 


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V.  ENTERTAINMENT  AND  PROGRAM 

There  shall  be  a  Commission  on  the  General  Conference 
composed  of  one  minister  and  one  layman  from  each  Juris- 
diction and  four  members  at  large  who  shall  be  nominated 
by  the  Council  of  Bishops  and  elected  by  the  General  Con- 
ference for  a  term  of  eight  years;  provided  that  at  the 
1968  General  Conference  one-half  of  the  members  shall  be 
elected  for  a  term  of  four  years  so  that  thereafter  the 
General  Conference  shall  elect  one-half  of  the  members 
each  quadrennium  for  a  term  of  eight  years.  The  Secretary 
of  the  General  Conference,  the  Treasurer  of  the  Council  on 
Finance  and  Administration  and  the  Director  of  the  Con- 
vention Bureau  shall  also  be  members  ex-ofRcio  but  without 
vote.  If  vacancies  occur,  for  any  reason,  the  Council  of 
Bishops  shall  elect  successors  to  serve  for  the  unexpired 
term  until  the  next  session  of  the  General  Conference.  The 
Commission  shall  elect  two  additional  members  at  large  for 
each  quadrennium. 

The  Council  of  Bishops  shall  designate  one  of  its  mem- 
bers to  convene  and  organize  the  Commission  before  the 
adjournment  of  the  General  Conference. 

This  Commission  shall  determine  the  place  and  time 
(within  such  limits  as  may  be  set  up  by  the  General  Con- 
ference) of  the  next  General  Conference  and  shall  send  an 
official  notice  to  all  elected  delegates  announcing  specifically 
the  opening  day  and  hour  of  the  General  Conference.  The 
Commission  shall  make  all  necessary  arrangements  in  con- 
nection therewith,  including  arrangements  for  the  publica- 
tion of  a  book  of  quadrennial  reports  of  the  general  boards 
and  other  general  agencies  of  the  Church,  the  same  to  be 
published  by  the  United  Methodist  Publishing  House. 

The  Commission  shall  plan  the  schedule  for  the  opening 
day  of  the  Conference. 

The  Commission  shall  recommend  to  the  General  Con- 
ference the  per  diem  allowance  to  be  paid  to  the  elected 
delegates. 

The  Commission  shall  issue  invitations  to  fraternal  dele- 
gates after  consultation  with  the  Council  of  Bishops,  and 
shall  arrange  for  their  local  entertainment  for  the  specific 
period  of  time  required  for  their  presentation  to  the  Gen- 
eral Conference. 

The  Commission  is  authorized,  if  it  deems  it  advisable, 
to  select  the  site  of  the  General  Conference  two  quadren- 
nia  in  advance. 


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VI.  COMMITTEES 

The  General  Conference  shall  have  the  standing  commit- 
tees hereinafter  indicated,  with  such  functions,  responsi- 
bilities, and  limitations  respectively  as  are  hereinafter  pre- 
scribed, and  such  special  committees  as  it  may  order. 

A.  Standing  Administrative  Committees 

(1)  Committee  on  Agenda.  There  shall  be  a  Committee 
on  Agenda. 

(a)  It  shall  be  composed  of  twelve  members,  at  least 
four  of  whom  shall  be  laymen,  to  be  constituted  as  follows : 
One  from  each  Jurisdiction,  one  from  overseas,  four  mem- 
bers at  large,  the  chairman  of  the  Committee  on  Calendar 
when  elected,  and  the  chairman  or  substitute  for  the  Pro- 
gram Chairman  of  the  Program  Committee  of  the  Com- 
mission on  the  General  Conference.  It  shall  be  appointed 
by  the  Council  of  Bishops  at  its  winter  meeting  next  pre- 
ceding the  meeting  of  the  General  Conference  from  the 
elected  delegates  to  the  General  Conference. 

(b)  The  Committee  shall  be  convened  by  the  Secretary 
of  the  General  Conference  at  least  the  day  before  the  open- 
ing of  the  General  Conference  and  shall  consult  with  the 
Council  of  Bishops,  the  Commission  on  the  General  Con- 
ference and  the  Secretary  of  the  General  Conference  con- 
cerning pending  business. 

(c)  Following  the  presentation  and  adoption  of  the  re- 
port of  the  Commission  on  the  General  Conference  at  the 
opening  session  of  the  General  Conference,  the  Committee 
on  Agenda  shall  immediately  become  responsible  for  helping 
guide  the  order  of  business  of  the  Conference. 

(d)  To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  requests  for 
special  orders  of  the  day,  except  those  requested  in  the 
report  of  the  Commission  on  the  General  Conference  on 
the  first  day  of  the  Conference. 

(e)  Proposals,  questions,  communications,  resolutions, 
and  other  matters  not  included  in  the  regular  business  of 
the  General  Conference  shall  be  referred  to  the  Committee 
on  Agenda  without  motion  or  debate.  This  committee  shall 
determine  whether  or  not  the  matter  presented  shall  be 
considered  by  the  General  Conference.  Appeal  from  the 
decision  of  this  committee  may  be  presented  to  the  Confer- 
ence upon  the  written  signature  of  twenty  members  of  the 
Conference,  and  the  item  shall  be  presented  to  the  Con- 
ference if  the  appeal  is  supported  by  a  one-third  vote. 

(f)  The  Committee  on  Agenda  shall  report  to  each  ses- 
sion of  the  General  Conference  its  recommendations  con- 
cerning business  agenda  and  time  allocations  for  the  va- 


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rious  reports  and  business  items,  except  that  at  all  times 
the  Committee  on  Calendar  shall  determine  the  order  in 
which  legislative  committee  reports  shall  be  presented. 

(2)  Calendar.  The  Committee  on  Calendar  shall  be  com- 
posed of  four  members,  nominated  by  the  Council  of  Bish- 
ops. None  of  them  shall  be  chairman  of  a  Standing  or 
Legislative  Committee  or  a  member  or  staff  person  of  any- 
General  Board  or  Agency.  The  committee,  upon  advice  of 
the  Coordinator  of  Calendar  (IV  (2)),  shall  (a)  present 
calendar  reports  in  such  an  order  so  as  to  expedite  the 
business  of  the  Conference,  (b)  advise  the  Committee  on 
Presiding  Officers  as  far  ahead  as  is  feasible  of  the  calen- 
dar to  be  considered,  (c)  inform  the  presiding  bishop  of 
the  priority  status  of  the  calendar,  and  (d)  keep  an  over- 
view of  calendar  progress.  The  Secretary  of  the  General 
Conference  shall  convene  the  Committee  on  Calendar. 

(3)  Correlation  and  Editorial  Revision.  There  shall  be 
a  committee  of  four  known  as  the  Committee  on  Correla- 
tion and  Editorial  Revision.  This  committee  shall  be  com- 
posed of  four  persons  not  members  of  the  General  Con- 
ference, appointed  by  the  Council  of  Bishops.  The  Book 
Editor  shall  be  an  ex-officio  member.  They  shall  be  entitled 
to  travel  expense  and  per  diem  allowance,  the  same  as  the 
delegates.  Two  alternates  shall  be  appointed  by  the  Council 
of  Bishops.  The  function  of  this  committee  shall  be: 

(a)  To  review  all  proposed  legislation  reported  in  the 
Daily  Christian  Advocate  and  that  presented  in  special  re- 
ports to  the  General  Conference  and  all  legislation  enacted 
by  the  General  Conference.  The  Committee  shall  report 
promptly  to  the  standing  committees  concerned,  or  to  the 
General  Conference  as  the  situation  may  warrant,  any  and 
all  contradictions,  duplications,  and  inconsistencies  dis- 
covered therein. 

(b)  To  report  to  the  chairmen  of  the  several  standing 
legislative  committees  all  changes  it  has  made  in  the  lan- 
guage of  the  reports  adopted  by  the  General  Conference. 

(4)  Courtesies  and  Privileges.  There  shall  be  a  commit- 
tee of  sixteen,  composed  of  one  minister  and  one  layman 
from  each  Jurisdiction,  one  minister  and  one  layman  from 
among  the  delegates  representing  Annual  Conferences  out- 
side the  United  States,  and  four  members  at  large  known 
as  the  Committee  on  Courtesies  and  Privileges,  having  the 
following  duties  and  responsibilities : 

(a)  To  consider,  as  presented  to  it  by  members  of  the 
Conference,  what  said  members  regard  as  questions  or 
matters  of  privilege,  to  decide  whether  they  are  such  or  not, 
and  if  they  are  regarded  as  being  such,  to  recommend  to  the 
Conference  that  they  be  heard.   (Note:  Only  questions  or 


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matters  of  privilege  which  are  so  urgent  that  they  cannot 
wait  for  consideration  by  this  committee  may  be  presented 
immediately  to  the  Conference,  as  provided  in  Rule  9.) 

(b)  To  prepare,  with  due  regard  for  brevity,  and  present 
to  the  Conference  for  its  action  such  complimentary  resolu- 
tions as  occasion  may  demand.  Other  resolutions  of  com- 
mendations and  appreciation  offered  by  mem.bers  of  the 
General  Conference  shall  be  announced  but  not  read  and 
shall  appear  in  their  entirety  in  an  appropriate  place  in  the 
Daily  Christian  Advocate. 

(c)  To  arrange  for  extending  courtesies  of  the  Confer- 
ence to  any  to  whom  they  may  be  due,  fraternal  delegates 
and  official  visitors  excepted. 

(d)  To  arrange  for  a  memorial  service,  at  some  time 
agreeable  to  the  Conference,  for  deceased  delegates-elect, 
and  for  bishops  and  general  officers  of  the  Church  who 
have  died  since  the  adjournment  of  the  last  preceding  Gen- 
eral Conference. 

(e)  To  limit  its  report,  including  the  statement  of  the 
chairman  and  the  hearing  of  such  persons  as  may  be  pre- 
sented, to  a  maximum  of  twenty  minutes  in  any  one  busi- 
ness session.  No  person  or  persons  shall  be  presented  after 
the  sixth  day  unless  approved  by  a  two-thirds  vote  of  the 
Conference. 

(f )  To  prepare  and  publish  in  the  Daily  Christian  Advo- 
cate, contemporaneously  with  the  list  of  the  nominees  for 
election  to  the  Judicial  Council,  biographical  sketches  not 
to  exceed  100  words  in  length  for  each  nominee. 

(5)  Credentials.  There  shall  be  a  Committee  on  Creden- 
tials of  seven  members.  To  this  Committee,  the  chairmen 
of  the  respective  annual  conference  delegations  shall  report 
on  a  form  provided  for  that  purpose  any  change  in  seating 
of  delegates.  This  Committee  shall,  in  turn,  report  to  the 
Conference  all  changes  in  seating  which  have  been  reported 
to  it  and  approved  by  it ;  provided  that  the  reserve  delegates 
reported  by  the  chairmen  of  the  respective  annual  confer- 
ence delegations  as  substituted  for  absentees  at  the  open- 
ing session  shall  be  seated  tentatively  without  such  ap- 
proval. This  committee  shall  make  recommendation  to  the 
General  Conference  on  any  questions  which  may  arise  re- 
lated to  the  eligibility  of  seating  any  delegates. 

(6)  Fraternal  Delegates.  There  shall  be  a  Committee  on 
Fraternal  Delegates  of  nine  members,  eight  of  whom  shall 
be  appointed  by  the  Council  of  Bishops  from  the  regularly 
elected  delegates  to  the  ensuing  General  Conference  at  the 
winter  meeting  of  the  Council  of  Bishops  immediately  pre- 
ceding the  General  Conference  and  the  Chairman  of  the 
sub-Committee  on  Fraternal  Delegates  of  the  Commission 


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on  the  General  Conference.  The  Council  of  Bishops  shall 
designate  a  temporary  chairman  of  the  committee,  who 
shall  call  the  committee  to  meet  at  the  seat  of  the  General 
Conference  at  least  one  full  day  prior  to  the  opening  of  the 
Conference.  To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  com- 
munications, credentials,  and  information  in  the  hands  of 
the  Secretary  or  the  Council  of  Bishops  relating  to  frater- 
nal delegates  and  official  visitors. 

The  function  of  the  committee  shall  be  to  extend  the 
courtesies  of  the  Conference  to  the  fraternal  delegates  and 
official  visitors  and  present  them  to  the  General  Conference. 
The  terms  "fraternal  delegates"  and  "official  visitors"  shall 
be  interpreted  to  include  only  persons  who  have  been  duly 
elected  by  the  Christian  communions  of  which  they  are 
respectively  members,  to  represent  the  same  before  the 
General  Conference,  who  present  the  appropriate  creden- 
tials of  such  elections,  and  who  have  been  invited  through 
the  Commission  on  the  General  Conference,  after  consulta- 
tion with  the  Council  of  Bishops. 

In  so  far  as  possible  the  committee  shall  plan  the  presen- 
tation of  such  fraternal  delegates  and  official  visitors  dur- 
ing the  first  week  of  the  General  Conference. 

(7)  Journal.  There  shall  be  a  committee  of  seven  which 
shall  daily  examine  the  record  of  the  Secretary,  comparing 
it  with  the  stenographic  record,  and  report  its  findings  to 
the  Conference,  recommending  appropriate  action.  Any  er- 
ror subsequently  discovered  in  a  section  of  the  Journal 
which  has  been  approved  shall  be  reported  to  the  Conference 
for  correction. 

(8) Plan  of  Organization  and  Rules  of  Order.  There  shall 
be  a  Committee  on  Plan  of  Organization  and  Rules  of 
Order  of  eleven  members.  The  Secretary  of  the  Conference 
shall  be  an  ex-officio  member  and  one  of  the  eleven.  To  this 
committee  shall  be  referred  any  proposed  amendments  to 
the  Plan  of  Organization  and  Rules  of  Order.  (See  Rule 
40.)  To  it  may  be  referred  any  other  matters  relating  to 
parliamentary  order  or  procedure  in  the  business  of  the 
General  Conference. 

This  committee  shall  serve  as  an  Interim  Committee  be- 
tween sessions  of  the  General  Conference  and  shall  restudy 
the  Plan  of  Organization  and  Rules  of  Order  and,  after 
making  such  needed  changes  and  adaptations  therein  as  in 
its  judgment  are  necessary,  shall  present  them  to  the  Gen- 
eral Conference  for  consideration  and  final  action,  same  to 
be  published  in  the  Journal  of  the  General  Conference. 

The  Plan  of  Organization  and  Rules  of  Order  of  the 
General  Conference  shall  be  the*  Plan  of  Organization  and 
Rules  of  Order  as  published  in  the  Journal  of  the  preceding 


The  United  Methodist  Church  187 

General  Conference  until  they  have  been  altered  or  modified 
by  the  action  of  The  General  Conference.  (See  Discipline, 
^607.) 

(9)  Presiding  Officers.  See  div.  Ill  above. 

(10)  Reference.  There  shall  be  a  Committee  on  Refer- 
ence composed  of  one  ministerial  and  one  lay  representative 
from  each  Jurisdiction,  at  least  two  of  whom  shall  be  law- 
yers, one  minister  and  one  layman  from  Annual  Confer- 
ences outside  the  United  States,  and  four  members  at  large, 
to  be  appointed  by  the  Council  of  Bishops  from  the  regular- 
ly elected  delegates  to  the  ensuing  General  Conference  at 
the  winter  meeting  of  the  said  Council  of  Bishops  preceding 
the  session  of  the  General  Conference.  This  committee  shall 
be  convened  by  the  Secretary  of  the  General  Conference 
prior  to  and  at  the  seat  of  the  General  Conference.  After 
ascertaining  that  the  petitions,  resolutions,  and  similar 
communications  dealing  with  the  regular  business  of  the 
Conference  meet  the  requirements  herein  specified,  this 
committee  shall  refer  the  same  to  the  appropriate  standing 
administrative  or  legislative  committees.  This  committee 
shall  be  responsible  for  such  assignment  of  all  petitions 
which  may  be  in  the  hands  of  the  Secretary  prior  to  the 
opening  session,  including  the  Episcopal  Address,  the  book 
of  printed  Quadrennial  Reports  and  all  other  communica- 
tions which  shall  come  into  his  hands  after  the  convening 
of  the  General  Conference.  (Par.  609  of  the  Disciplirie 
provides  that  petitions  shall  be  in  the  hands  of  the  Sec- 
retary not  later  than  thirty  days  before  the  opening  of  the 
Conference  session;  provided,  however,  the  Secretary  shall 
accept  up  to  the  opening  day  petitions  from  overseas  and 
from  Conferences  meeting  within  thirty  days  before  the 
General  Conference.) 

The  Committee  on  Reference  may  withdraw  a  paper 
after  having  assigned  it  to  a  committee,  either  upon  a 
request  or  upon  its  own  motion.  It  may  also  withhold  from 
reference  or  publication  any  document  it  shall  deem  im- 
proper, promptly  advising  the  author,  or  authors,  thereof 
of  its  action  in  order  that  an  appeal  may  be  made  to  the 
Conference  if  desired.  The  committee  shall  publish  as 
promptly  as  possible  in  the  Daily  Christian  Advocate  lists 
of  the  communications  it  has  referred  to  the  several  stand- 
ing committees,  identifying  each  by  number,  title,  origin, 
and  destination.  No  petition  shall  be  assigned  by  the  Com- 
mittee on  Reference  to  any  General  Conference  committee 
unless  it  comes  from  some  organization,  minister,  or  mem- 
ber of  The  United  Methodist  Church,  and  also  contains  in- 
formation essential  to  the  verification  of  the  alleged  facts 
concerning  its  origin. 


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All  petitions  should  be  presented  in  triplicate.  Each 
should  deal  with  only  one  general  subject,  and  so  far  as 
possible,  only  one  chapter  in  the  Discipline.  Not  more  than 
one  petition  should  be  presented  on  a  single  sheet  of  paper, 

(11)  Tellers.  There  shall  be  a  committee  of  sixty,  to 
act  as  tellers  for  the  purpose  of  reporting  on  count  votes 
and  ballots  ordered  by  the  General  Conference.  The  tellers 
shall  be  divided  into  two  groups  of  thirty  each.  Each  group 
shall  have  reserve  tellers.  The  Secretary  of  the  General 
Conference  shall  appoint  tellers  and  reserve  tellers  whose 
names  shall  be  printed  in  the  Daily  Christian  Advocate. 

B.  Standing  Legislative  Committees  ^ 

The  General  Conference  shall  have  the  following  stand- 
ing legislative  committees,  which  shall  consider  all  proposals 
looking  toward  new  legislation  or  changes  in  the  present 
legislation  of  the  church  and  report  recommendations  re- 
lating thereto  to  the  Conference;  provided,  however,  that 
reports  and  proposals  from  the  regular  councils  and  special 
commissions  of  the  General  Conference  may  be  made  direct- 
ly to  the  Conference.  The  term  "legislative"  as  descriptive 
of  the  functions  of  these  committees  is  not  to  be  inter- 
preted with  absolute  strictness,  in  as  much  as  they  may 
consider  matters  calculated  to  eventuate  in  the  form  of  ad- 
vices, resolutions,  appeals,  etc.,  as  well  as  in  legislation.  Too 
extensive  use  of  Special  Study  Committees  authorized  by 
the  General  Conference  tends  to  limit  the  work  and  impor- 
tance of  our  legislative  committees.  Under  ordinary  circum- 
stances Special  Study  Committees  should  report  briefly  to 
the  General  Conference,  after  which  their  reports  should 
be  referred  automatically  to  the  appropriate  legislative 
committees  for  study  at  the  beginning  of  the  General  Con- 
ference sessions.  After  the  Study  Committee  makes  its 
report,  the  General  Conference  by  a  two-thirds  vote  may 
authorize  immediately  consideration  of  this  report. 

(1)  Christian  Social  Concerns.  To  this  committee  shall 
be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  social 
issues  and  all  interests  and  activities  of  the  Boards  of 
Christian  Social  Concerns. 

(2)  Conferences.  To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all 
petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  the  interests  and 
activities  of  the  General,  Jurisdictional,  Annual,  Provi- 
sional Annual,  District,  and  Missionary  Conferences,  and  to 


1  The  1972  General  Conference  granted  the  Interim  Committee  on  Plan  of 
Organization  and  Rules  of  Order  the  power  to  reconstitute  the  number  and  re- 
sponsibilities of  the  Standing  Legislative  Committees  for  the  1976  General  Conference 
in  keeping  with  the  restructuring  adopted  by  the  1972  General  Conference;  see  Jour- 
nal, page  534. 


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the  structure  of  the  Program  Councils.  All  petitions,  reso- 
lutions, etc.,  relating  to  Central  Conferences  shall  be  re- 
ferred to  the  Commission  on  Central  Conference  Affairs. 

(3)  Education.  To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all 
petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  the  interests  and 
activities  of  the  Boards  of  Education  and  Commission  on 
Archives  and  History. 

(4)  Lay  Activities  and  Church  Finance.  To  this  commit- 
tee shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  re- 
lating to  the  interests  of  lay  activities  and  the  Boards 
of  the  Laity;  and  relating  to  trustees,  properties,  church 
finance  (general  and  local). 

(5)  Membership  and  Evangelism.  To  this  committee  shall 
be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  church 
membership,  including  conditions,  duties,  and  transfer 
thereof;  and  relating  to  the  interests  and  activities  of  the 
Boards  of  Evangelism. 

(6)  Clergy.  To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  peti- 
tions, resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  the  Clergy  of  the  Church 
in  all  its  forms,  grades,  and  orders,  and  relating  to  all 
interests  and  activities  of  the  Boards  of  the  Ministry. 

(7)  Missions.  To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all 
petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  the  interests  and 
activities  of  the  Boards  of  Missions. 

(8)  Pensions.  To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all 
petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  the  support  of  re- 
tired and  supernumerary  ministers,  and  of  widow^s  and 
dependent  children  of  deceased  ministers,  not  including 
bishops,  and  all  matters  relating  to  pensions  of  lay  employ- 
ees of  Church  organizations,  boards,  agencies,  or  institu- 
tions and  all  interests  and  activities  of  the  Boards  of  Pen- 
sions. 

(9)  Communications  and  Publications.  To  this  committee 
shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating 
to  all  the  Publications  of  The  United  Methodist  Church 
and  to  all  interests  and  activities  of  the  Board  of  Publica- 
tions, the  Commission  on  Public  Relations  and  United  Meth- 
odist Information,  and  the  Divisions  of  Interpretation  and 
Television,  Radio  and  Film  Communication  of  the  Program 
Council. 

(10)  Health  and  Welfare.  To  this  committee  shall  be 
referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  the  in- 
terests and  activities  of  the  Board  of  Health  and  Welfare 
Ministries,  and  to  all  the  eleemosynary  work. 

(11)  Ecumenical  Affairs.  To  this  committee  shall  be  re- 
ferred all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  the  in- 
terests and  activities   of  the  Commission  of   Ecumenical 


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Affairs  and  all  Interdenominational  activities,  relations,  in- 
terests and  responsibilities  of  The  United  Methodist  Church, 
including  the  American  Bible  Society,  the  National  Council 
of  the  Churches  of  Christ  in  the  United  States  of  America, 
the  World  Council  of  Churches  and  Committee  on  Religion 
in  American  Life. 

(12)  Judicial  Administration,  Enabhng  Acts  and  Legal 
Forms.  To  this  committee  shall  be  referred  all  petitions, 
resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  the  formal  disciplining,  trial, 
and  appeal  of  members  and  ministers  of  The  United  Meth- 
odist Church,  and  relating  to  the  Judicial  Council  and  the 
judicial  procedure  within  the  Church.  This  committee  shall 
also  be  charged  with  the  responsibility  of  preparing  and 
presenting  for  adoption  by  the  Conference,  such  enabling 
acts  and  legal  forms  as  may  be  needed  in  the  continuing 
process  of  unifying  the  interests  and  agencies  of  the 
Church. 

(13)  Local  Church.  To  this  committee  shall  be  referred 
all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to  the  organization 
and  duties  of  the  various  bodies  within  the  local  church. 
Proposed  legislation  emanating  from  other  General  Con- 
ference committees  concerning  local  church  organization 
shall  be  referred  to  this  committee  on  Local  Church  for 
consideration,  action  and  reporting  to  General  Conference. 

(14)  Ritual  and  Orders  of  Worship.  To  this  committee 
shall  be  referred  all  petitions,  resolutions,  etc.,  relating  to 
ritual  and  orders  of  worship  and  all  interests  and  activities 
of  the  Commission  on  Worship. 

C.  Membership  of  Committees 

Each  delegate  shall  serve  as  a  member  of  one  of  the 
standing  legislative  committees  numbered  1  to  14.  Within 
the  Annual  Conference  delegation  each  member  shall  choose 
from  the  legislative  committees  1  to  14  the  committee  on 
which  he  shall  serve,  the  choice  being  made  in  order  of 
election.  The  layman  first  elected  shall  be  entitled  to  the 
first  choice,  the  minister  first  elected  to  the  second  choice, 
and  thus  the  right  of  choice  shall  continue  to  alternate 
between  lay  and  ministerial  delegates  in  the  order  of  their 
election;  provided,  that  two  members  of  a  delegation  may 
not  serve  on  any  one  of  the  above-designated  standing 
legislative  committees  1  to  14  unless  the  said  delegation 
is  represented  on  each  of  them.  All  delegations  composed  of 
fourteen  or  more  members  shall  assign  all  members  in  excess 
of  fourteen  according  to  this  same  principle  of  distribu- 
tion. (For  example,  a  Conference  with  sixteen  delegates 
shall  have  two  members  on  each  of  any  two  of  these  four- 


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teen  committees,  and  one  on  each  of  the  remaining  twelve. 
Each  delegate  may,  in  the  order  of  his  turn  to  choose, 
select  any  one  of  these  fourteen  committees,  provided  that 
the  foregoing  division  of  delegates  among  the  committees 
is  maintained.) 

If  a  matter  is  under  consideration  in  any  standing  legis- 
lative committee  which  in  the  judgment  of  any  Annual 
Conference  delegation  vitally  affects  the  interests  of  its 
constituency,  and  if  the  said  Annual  Conference  is  not 
represented  in  the  membership  of  said  committee,  then 
the  said  delegation  may  choose  one  of  its  number  to  repre- 
sent its  Annual  Conference  in  the  committee  when  the 
matter  judged  to  be  vital  to  the  interests  of  this  con- 
stituency is  under  consideration.  Such  a  person  shall  be 
entitled  to  sit  with  the  committee  while  this  particular 
matter  is  being  considered.  He  shall  be  entitled  to  the  floor, 
subject  to  such  limitations  as  are  imposed  on  the  regular 
members  of  said  committee,  but  he  shall  not  be  entitled  to 
vote. 

D.  Meeting  of  Committees 

(1)  For  Organization.  All  standing  legislative  and  ad- 
ministrative committees  shall  meet  for  organization  at  such 
time  as  the  Commission  on  the  General  Conference  shall  de- 
termine. A  Bishop  appointed  by  the  Council  of  Bishops  and 
an  assistant  secretary  appointed  by  the  Secretary  of  the 
General  Conference  shall  serve,  respectively,  as  chairman 
and  secretary  to  effect  an  organization  in  each  of  the  several 
standing  committees. 

(a)  The  election  of  chairman,  vice-chairman,  and  secre- 
tary of  each  standing  committee,  both  administrative  and 
legislative,  shall  be  by  ballot. 

(b)  The  assistant  secretary  appointed  for  the  organiza- 
tion of  each  standing  legislative  committee  shall  report  in 
writing  to  the  Secretary  of  the  Conference  at  the  earliest 
possible  date  the  oflficers  elected.  In  the  case  of  all  other 
committees  the  secretary  elected  shall  make  such  report 
immediately  to  the  Secretary  of  the  Conference. 

(c)  The  Secretary  of  the  General  Conference  shall  be 
responsible  for  arranging  for  a  coaching  meeting  for  all 
chairmen,  vice-chairmen,  and  secretaries  of  legislative  com- 
mittees, as  soon  as  possible  after  their  elections.  This  coach- 
ing shall  include  instruction  in  their  duties,  all  procedures 
in  the  handling  of  petitions,  the  times  of  the  daily  deadline 
for  publishing  reports,  and  other  information  to  expedite 
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Conference  is  requested  to  arrange  for  a  time  and  place  for 
such  a  meeting. 

(2)  Regular  Meetings.  The  standing  legislative  commit- 
tees 1  to  14  inclusive  shall  meet  for  business  as  scheduled  by 
the  Agenda  Committee  unless  otherwise  ordered  by  the 
Conference,  until  their  work  is  completed,  and  at  such  other 
times  as  the  committees  may  themselves  determine. 

(3)  Quorum  for  Committee  Meetings.  A  majority  of  the 
members  shall  constitute  a  quorum  for  the  transaction  of 
business  in  all  committees. 

E.  Function  and  Authority  of  Committees 

(1)  The  standing  administrative  committees,  without 
specific  instruction  or  direction  from  the  Conference,  shall 
assume  responsibility  for  considering  and  reporting  to  the 
Conference  upon  all  matters  which  would  logically  fall  with- 
in their  respective  purviews,  if  it  seems  wise  to  do  so,  as 
these  are  indicated  hereinbefore. 

(2)  The  standing  legislative  committees  may  not  origi- 
nate business,  but  shall  consider  and  report  only  upon  that 
which  is  referred  to  them  directly  by  the  Conference  or 
through  the  Committee  on  Reference,  the  Agenda  Commit- 
tee, or  the  Committee  on  Calendar.   (See  Rule  31.) 


VII.  PROPOSAL  INVOLVING  EXPENDITURE  OF 
UNBUDGETED  FUNDS 

When  any  proposal  is  submitted  to  the  General  Confer- 
ence to  establish  an  interim  or  continuing  board,  commis- 
sion, or  committee,  before  final  action  is  taken  by  the 
General  Conference  establishing  such  board,  commission, 
or  committee,  said  proposal  shall  be  referred  to  the  Council 
on  Finance  and  Administration  or  its  executive  committee, 
with  the  request  that  it  bring  to  the  General  Conference 
an  estimated  budget  of  the  expense  of  operation  of  the 
proposed  board,  commission,  or  committee  for  the  next 
quadrennium  and  a  statement  of  how  the  adoption  of  such 
proposal  will  affect  the  budget  or  budgets  for  the  existing 
boards,  commissions,  or  committees  as  already  presented 
by  the  Council  on  Finance  and  Administration. 

When  any  proposal  is  submitted  to  the  General  Confer- 
ence which  involves  the  expenditure  of  funds  not  included 
in  an  established  budget,  such  proposal  shall  be  referred 
for  advice  and  recommendation  to  the  Council  on  Finance 
and  Administration  before  final  action  is  taken  by  the 
General  Conference. 


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VIII.  DELEGATES'  EXPENSE  ACCOUNTS 

(1)  The  report  of  the  chairmen  of  the  respective  annual 
conference  delegations  shall  be  the  basis  for  settlement 
with  principal  and  reserve  delegates  for  their  per  diem 
allowances. 

(2)  The  total  traveling  expense  shall  be  payable  to  the 
principal  delegate  if  he  be  present  and  seated.  If  during 
the  session  of  the  Conference  a  reserve  delegate  is  seated  in 
his  place,  he  shall  adjust  the  travel  expense  with  such  re- 
serve on  the  basis  of  the  time  served  by  each. 

(3)  Travel  expense  for  delegates  to  the  Conference  shall 
be  on  the  basis  of  railroad  fare  by  the  most  direct  route 
(clergy  fare  for  ministers),  lower  berth  or  roomette  (Pull- 
man) and  meals  en  route,  or  by  air  coach.  Overseas  dele- 
gates shall  be  allowed  travel  expenses  on  the  basis  of  round- 
trip  tourist  air  fare,  directly  to  and  from  the  seat  of  the 
Conference.  Additional  expenses  may  be  allowed  such  dele- 
gates for  arrival  and  departure  not  to  exceed  two  days  in 
either  case.  Unavoidable  exceptions  to  this  limitation  of  two 
days  before  and  two  days  after  General  Conference,  due  to 
transportation  schedules,  must  be  approved  by  the  Council 
on  Finance  and  Administration.  The  per  diem  expense  al- 
lowance for  all  such  days  before  and  after  General  Con- 
ference shall  be  at  the  same  rate  as  granted  delegates  dur- 
ing General  Conference.  When  two  or  more  delegates  come 
in  one  automobile,  the  owner  shall  be  allowed  8  cents  per 
mile  for  his  car  plus  the  cost  of  room  and  meals  en  route. 
Guest  passengers  who  are  members  of  the  General  Con- 
ference shall  submit  only  the  cost  of  room  and  meals  en 
route.  In  all  cases  delegates  shall  report  only  the  actual 
cost  of  travel. 

IX.  MATERIAL  TO  BE  INCLUDED  IN  THE 
DISCIPLINE 

(1)  No  non-legislative  material  shall  be  ordered  printed 
in  the  Discipline  without  first  referring  it  to  the  Committee 
on  Correlation  and  Editorial  Revision  for  consideration  and 
report  to  the  General  Conference  for  further  consideration 
and  final  action. 

(2)  The  Book  Editor,  the  Secretary  of  the  General  Con- 
ference and  the  Publisher  of  the  United  Methodist  Church 
shall  be  charged  with  editing  the  Discipline  and  Book  of 
Resolutions.  The  Editors,  in  the  exercise  of  their  judgment, 
shall  have  the  authority  to  make  changes  in  phraseology  as 
may  be  necessary  to  harmonize  legislation  without  changing 
its  substance. 


RULES  OF  ORDER 

I.  DAILY  SCHEDULE 

Rule  1.  Hours  of  Meetings 

The  following  shall  be  the  daily  order  for  the  General 
Conference,  Sundays  excepted  : 

(1)  8:30  A.M.  to  9:10  A.M. — Devotional  service  under 
direction  of  the  Council  of  Bishops. 

(2)  9:10  A.M.  to  12:30  p.m. — Conference  business  with 
recess  for  ten  minutes  at  10 :30. 

(3)  2:30  P.M.  to  5:00  P.M. — Committee  meetings. 

(4)  7:30  P.M. — Evening  programs  as  planned  by  the 
Commission  on  the  General  Conference  or  committee 
meetings. 

Rule  2.  Order  of  Business 

After  devotional  service  the  daily  sessions  of  the  Con- 
ference shall  be  conducted  as  follows  : 

(1)  Report  of  Committee  on  Journal  of  the  previous 
meeting  or  meetings. 

(2)  Report  of  Committee  on  Courtesies  and  Privileges. 

(3)  Reports  of  other  standing  administrative  and  special 
committees. 

(4)  Calendar. 

(5)  Miscellaneous  business. 

H.  PRESIDING  OFFICERS 

Rule  3.  Authority  of  the  Chairman 

The  bishop  presiding  shall  be  the  legal  chairman  of  the 
General  Conference.  He  shall  decide  points  of  order  raised 
by  the  members,  and  shall  rule  on  points  of  order  not  raised 
by  the  members,  as  he  deems  necessary  to  conform  to  these 
rules  of  order;  subject,  in  both  cases,  to  an  appeal  to  the 
Conference  by  any  member  without  debate ;  except  that  the 
chairman  and  the  appellant,  in  the  order  here  named,  shall 
each  have  five  minutes  for  a  statement  in  support  of  their 
respective  positions.  A  tie  vote  in  the  case  of  appeal  shall 
sustain  the  chair.  When  any  member  raises  a  point  of  order 
he  shall  cite,  by  number,  the  rule  he  adjudges  to  have  been 
violated.  The  presiding  bishop  shall  have  the  right  to  re- 
cess a  session  of  the  General  Conference  at  any  time  at 
his  discretion  and  to  reconvene  at  such  time  as  he  shall 
announce,  with  only  delegates,  authorized  personnel  and 

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authorized  guests  permitted  to  attend  such  a  session  follow- 
ing recess. 

Rule  4.  Calling  the  Conference  to  Order 

When  the  chairman  stands  in  his  place  and  calls  the 
Conference  to  order,  no  member  shall  speak,  address  the 
chair,  or  stand,  while  the  chairman  stands. 

III.  RIGHTS  AND  DUTIES  OF  MEMBERS 

Rule.  5.  Attendance  and  Seating  Reserves 

No  member,  unless  hindered  by  sickness  or  otherwise 
from  being  present,  shall  absent  himself  from  the  sessions 
of  the  Conference  without  permission  of  the  Conference; 
and  all  absentees  shall  be  reported  by  the  chairmen  of  the 
several  Annual  Conference  delegations  to  the  Committee 
on  Credentials  on  a  form  provided  for  this  purpose.  No 
reserve  delegate  shall  have  the  privilege  of  membership 
until  the  substitution  has  been  approved  by  the  Conference, 
except  at  the  first  session  of  the  Conference,  as  provided 
in  the  Plan  of  Organization,  div.  I,  sec.  A,  subs.  2d. 

Rule  6.  Directions  for  Securing  the  Floor 

When  a  delegate  desires  to  speak  to  the  Conference,  he 
shall  arise  at  his  designated  seat,  respectfully  address  the 
presiding  officer,  using  the  term,  ''Mr.  Chairman,"  and, 
after  recognition,  proceed  to  the  speaker's  platform,  where, 
before  speaking,  he  shall  give  the  chairman,  in  writing, 
his  name  and  that  of  the  Annual  Conference  which  he 
represents;  which,  in  turn,  the  chairman  shall  then  an- 
nounce to  the  Conference. 

If  by  reason  of  the  intended  brevity  of  his  remarks  he 
speaks  from  one  of  the  microphones  in  the  aisles  of  the 
assembly  hall,  he  shall  first  announce  his  name  and  the  name 
of  the  Annual  Conference  which  he  represents ;  which,  in 
turn,  the  chairman  shall  then  announce  to  the  Conference. 

Rule  7.  Interrupting  the  Speaker 

No  member  who  has  the  floor  may  be  interrupted  except 
for  a  breach  of  order,  or  a  misrepresentation,  or  to  direct 
the  attention  of  the  Conference  to  the  fact  that  the  time 
has  arrived  for  a  special  order,  or  to  raise  a  very  urgent 
question  of  high  privilege. 

Rule  8.  Speaking  More  Than  Once;  Length  of  Speech 

No  member  shall  speak  a  second  time  on  the  same  ques- 
tion if  any  mem.ber  who  has  not  spoken  desires  the  floor, 


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no  more  than  twice  on  the  same  subject  under  the  same 
motion,  no  longer  than  ten  minutes  unless  his  time  shall  be 
extended  by  the  Conference,  except  as  provided  in  Rule  37. 
This  ten-minute  limit  may  be  reduced  by  a  majority  vote 
of  the  Conference  at  any  time,  and  for  any  period  of 
duration. 

Rule  9.  Question  of  High  Privilege 

A  member  claiming  the  floor  at  any  time  for  what  he 
believes  is  a  very  urgent  question  of  high  privilege  shall 
be  allowed  to  indicate  briefly  the  nature  of  the  question, 
and  if  it  be  adjudged  by  the  chair  to  be  such,  he  may 
proceed  at  his  pleasure  or  until  the  chairman  judges  that 
he  has  exhausted  his  privilege.  (See  Plan  of  Organization, 
div.  VI,  sec.  A,  subs.  4a.) 

Rule  10.  Voting  Area  of  Conference 

Only  delegates  within  the  area  of  the  Conference  when 
the  vote  is  taken  shall  be  entitled  to  vote.  All  delegates  with- 
in the  area  at  the  time  a  question  is  put  shall  vote,  except 
such  as  shall  have  been  excused  for  special  reasons  by  the 
Conference. 

Rule  11.  Voting  Procedure 

Voting  shall  be  by  a  show  of  hands  unless  otherwise 
ordered  by  the  Conference.  An  "aye"  and  "nay"  vote,  if 
taken,  shall  be  by  signed  ballot.  An  "aye"  or  "nay"  vote  by 
secret  ballot  may  be  ordered  on  call  of  any  member,  sup- 
ported by  one-third  of  the  members  present  and  voting. 
A  count  vote  may  be  ordered  on  call  of  any  member  sup- 
ported by  one-third  of  the  members  present  and  voting, 
in  which  case  the  delegates  shall  rise  from  their  seats  and 
stand  until  counted. 

No  other  business  shall  be  in  order  when  a  vote  is  being 
taken  or  when  the  previous  question  has  been  called,  until 
the  process  is  completed,  except  such  as  relates  to  the  vote 
itself,  or  that  which  can  be  appropriately  fitted  into  the 
time  while  waiting  for  the  report  of  the  secretaries  on  a 
count  vote,  or  an  "aye"  or  "nay"  vote.  The  count  shall  be 
made  by  the  Committee  of  Tellers  as  appointed  and  assigned 
by  the  Secretary  of  General  Conference. 

Rule  12.  Division  of  Question 

Before  a  vote  is  taken  any  delegate  shall  have  the  right 
to  call  for  a  division  of  any  question,  if  it  is  subject  to 
such  division  as  he  indicates.  If  no  delegate  objects,  the 
division  shall  be  made;  but  if  there  is  objection,  the  chair 


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shall  put  the  question  of  division  to  vote,  not  waiting  for 
a  second. 

Rule  13.  Vote  by  Orders 

The  ministerial  and  lay  delegates  shall  deliberate  as  one 
body;  but  upon  a  call,  by  motion  of  any  delegate,  seconded 
by  another  delegate  of  the  same  order  and  supported  by 
one-third  of  the  members  of  that  order  voting,  the  minis- 
terial and  lay  delegates  shall  vote  separately.  But  when 
the  Conference  votes  by  orders,  no  measure  shall  be  passed 
without  the  concurrence  of  a  majority  of  both  classes  of 
delegates.  In  cases  of  such  a  vote  the  order  calling  for  it 
shall  vote  first;  provided,  however,  that  the  Conference 
may  not  vote  by  orders  on  a  proposed  amendment  to  the 
Constitution.  {Discipline,  ^  64-66.) 

IV.  BUSINESS  PROCEDURE 

Rule  14.  Motion  for  Adoption  of  Reports  and 
Resolutions  Unnecessary 

Whenever  a  report  of  a  committee  signed  by  the  chair- 
man and  secretary  thereof,  or  a  resolution  signed  by  two 
or  more  members  of  the  Conference,  shall  be  presented 
to  the  Conference  for  its  action,  it  shall  be  deemed  in 
proper  order  for  consideration  by  the  Conference  without 
the  formality  of  a  motion  to  adopt,  and  a  second  thereto. 

Rule  15.  Required  Forms  for  Reports, 
Resolutions,  Motions,  Amendments 

All  resolutions  and  committee  reports  shall  be  presented 
in  triplicate;  and,  when  requested  by  the  Secretary,  mo- 
tions, including  amendments,  shall  be  presented  in  writing. 

Rule  16.  Reading  of  Reports  and  Resolutions 

All  resolutions,  committee  reports,  and  communications 
to  the  Conference  shall  be  read  by  the  Secretary  except  as 
otherwise  provided  in  Rule  34. 

Rule  17.  Alterations  of  Motions,  etc. 

When  a  motion  is  made  and  seconded,  or  a  resolution  is 
introduced  and  seconded,  or  a  committee  report  is  read,  or 
is  published  in  the  Daily  Christian  Advocate,  it  shall  be 
deemed  to  be  in  possession  of  the  Conference,  and  may  not 
be  altered  except  by  action  of  the  Conference.  (See  Rule 
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Rule  18.  Undebatable  Motions 

The  following  motions  shall  be  acted  upon  without  de- 
bate: 

(1)  To  adjourn,  when  unqualified,  except  to  adjourn  the 
Conference  finally. 

(2)  To  suspend  the  rules. 

(3)  To  laj^  on  the  table,  except  as  provided  in  Rule  37. 

(4)  To  take  from  the  table. 

(5)  To  call  for  the  previous  question. 

(6)  To  reconsider  a  non-debatable  motion. 

(7)  To  limit  or  extend  the  limits  of  debate. 

(8)  To  call  for  the  orders  of  the  day. 

Rule  19.  Rights  of  the  Main  Question 

The  main  question  may  be  opened  to  debate  under  the 
following  motions:  to  adopt,  to  commit  or  refer,  to  sub- 
stitute, to  postpone,  and  to  reconsider.  No  new  motion, 
resolution,  or  subject  shall  be  entertained  until  the  one 
under  consideration  shall  have  been  disposed  of  except  as 
provided  in  Rule  11.  The  foregoing  does  not  apply  to  sec- 
ondary motions  if  otherwise  allowable  in  the  existing  par- 
liamentary situation. 

Rule  20.  Precedence  of  Secondary  Motions 

If  any  one  or  more  of  the  following  motions  shall  be 
made  when  one  or  more  other  motions  are  pending,  the 
order  of  their  precedence  in  relation  to  one  another  shall 
be  the  same  as  the  order  of  their  listing  below : 

(1)  To  fix  the  time  to  which  the  Conference  shall  ad- 
journ. (This  motion  is  subject  to  amendment,  or 
it  may  be  laid  on  the  table.) 

(2)  To  adjourn. 

(3)  To  take  recess. 

(4)  To  order  the  previous  question. 

(5)  To  lay  on  the  table. 

(6)  To  limit  or  extend  the  Hmits  of  debate. 

(7)  To  postpone  to  a  given  time. 

(8)  To  commit  or  refer. 

(9)  To  amend  or  to  substitute  (one  amendment  being 
allowed  to  an  amendment) . 

(10)    To  postpone  indefinitely. 

Rule  21.  Tabling  Related  Motions 

No  motion  which  adheres  to  another  motion,  or  has 
another  motion  adhering  to  it,  can  be  laid  on  the  table  by 
itself.  Such  motions,  if  laid  on  the  table,  carry  with  them 


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the  motions  to  which  they  respectively  adhere,  or  which 
adhere  to  them. 

Rule  22.  Referring  Reports,  etc. 

It  shall  be  in  order  for  the  Conference  to  refer  to  a 
committee  a  section  or  part  of  a  report  or  resolution  which 
is  before  the  Conference  for  consideration,  or  any  amend- 
ment offered  thereto. 

Rule  23.  Procedure  for  Consideration  of  Substitutes 

When  a  resolution  or  committee  report  is  properly  be- 
fore the  Conference  for  consideration  and  action,  even  if 
amendments  thereto  are  pending,  a  substitute  therefor  may 
be  offered  by  any  member  moving  that  the  same  be  sub- 
stituted for  the  report  or  resolution  under  consideration. 
The  Conference  shall  then  proceed  first  to  perfect  the 
original  report  or  resolution,  including  consideration  and 
action  upon  any  amendments  which  may  be  offered  to  it. 
The  same  perfecting  process  shall  then  be  followed  with 
respect  to  the  substitute.  The  question  shall  then  be  put 
first  on  the  motion  to  substitute,  followed  by  the  motion 
to  adopt  the  report  or  resolution;  provided,  however,  that 
the  motion  for  the  previous  question  shall  not  be  in  order 
on  the  adoption  of  the  report  or  recommendation  or  on 
making  the  proposed  substitution  until  opportunity  has 
been  given  for  at  least  two  members  to  speak  on  each  side 
of  the  question  of  substitution  or  adoption. 

Rule  24.  Previous  Question 

When  any  member  moves  the  previous  question  (that  is, 
that  the  vote  be  now  taken  on  the  motion  or  motions  pend- 
ing), he  shall  indicate  to  what  he  intends  it  to  apply,  if  any 
secondary  motion  or  motions  are  also  pending.  If  he  does 
not  so  indicate,  it  shall  be  regarded  as  applying  only  to  the 
immediately  pending  question.  This  motion  shall  be  taken 
without  debate,  and  shall  require  a  two-third-^,  vote  of  those 
present  and  voting  for  its  adoption;  and  if  it  is  adopted, 
the  vote  shall  be  taken  on  the  motion  or  motions  to  which 
it  applies  without  further  debate  except  as  provided  in 
Rule  37.  (See  also  Rules  18,  23,  25.) 

Rule  25.  Unlawful  Motion  After  Speech 

It  shall  not  be  in  order  for  a  member  immediately  after 
discussing  a  pending  question,  and  before  relinquishing 
the  floor,  to  make  a  motion  whose  adoption  would  limit  or 
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Rule  26.  Exceptions  to  Majority  Vote 

A  majority  of  those  voting,  a  quorum  being  present, 
shall  decide  all  questions  with  the  following  exceptions. 

(1)  One-third  of  those  present  and  voting  shall  suffice 
to  sustain  a  call  for  a  count  vote  in  case  the  decision  of 
the  chair  is  doubted.  (See  Rule  11.)  A  tie  vote  sustains 
the  chair  (Rule  3). 

(2)  A  call  for  a  vote  by  orders  shall  prevail  if  sustained 
by  one-third  of  the  members  of  the  order  from  which  the 
call  came,  present  and  voting.  (See  Rule  13.) 

(3)  A  two-thirds  vote  shall  be  required  to  sustain  a  mo- 
tion to  suspend  (Rule  39)  or  amend  (Rule  40)  the  rules; 
to  sustain  a  motion  for  the  previous  question  (Rule  24)  ; 
to  set  aside  a  special  order;  to  consider  a  special  order 
before  the  time  set  therefor;  to  sustain  the  request  of  the 
Committee  on  Courtesies  and  Privileges  for  the  presenta- 
tion of  any  person  after  the  sixth  day  of  the  General 
Conference. 

(4)  A  two-thirds  vote  shall  be  required  to  approve  a 
proposal  for  a  constitutional  amendment.  (Discipline,  H^ 
64-66.) 

Rule  27.  Reconsideration   . 

A  motion  to  reconsider  an  action  of  the  Conference  shall 
be  in  order  at  any  time  if  offered  by  a  member  who  voted 
with  the  prevailing  side.  If  the  motion  it  is  proposed  to 
reconsider  is  non-debatable,  the  motion  to  reconsider  may 
not  be  debated. 

Rule  28.  Calendars,  Regular  and  Non-Concurrence    . 

The  Secretary  shall  keep  a  chronological  record  of  orders 
of  the  day  and  of  reports  of  committees  (see  Rule  32), 
which  record  shall  be  called  the  Calendar ;  and  the  matters 
of  business  placed  on  it  shall  be  considered  as  recommended 
by  the  Committee  on  Calendar,  unless  by  a  two-thirds  vote 
of  the  Conference  an  item  is  taken  up  out  of  its  order. 

When  a  committee  presents  a  report  on  a  given  subject, 
as  a  part  of  its  report,  it  must  also  list  the  numbers  of 
all  petitions  relating  to  this  subject  on  which  the  com- 
mittee voted  non-concurrence. 

Rule  29.  Motion  to  Adjourn  in  Order  Except — 

The  motion  to  adjourn,  when  unqualified,  shall  be  taken 
without  debate,  and  shall  always  be  in  order,  except: 

( 1 )  When  a  delegate  has  the  floor. 

(2)  When  a  question  is  actually  put,  or  a  vote  is  being 
taken,  and  before  it  is  finally  decided. 


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(3)  When  the  previous  question  has  been  ordered  and 
action  thereunder  is  pending. 

(4)  When  a  motion  to  adjourn  has  been  lost,  and  no 
business  or  debate  has  intervened. 

(5)  When  the  motion  to  fix  the  time  to  v^hich  the  Con- 
ference shall  adjourn  is  pending. 

The  foregoing  does  not  apply  to  a  motion  for  final  ad- 
journment of  the  Conference. 


V.  COMMITTEES 

Rule  30.  Rules  of  Order  of  Legislative  Committees 

The  rules  of  order  of  the  General  Conference  shall  be 
observed  in  meetings  of  standing  legislative  committees 
in  so  far  as  they  apply. 

Rule  31.  Duties  and  Prerogatives  of  Committees 

As  its  first  v^ork,  a  committee  shall  evaluate  its  petitions, 
come  to  agreements  regarding  priority,  and  outline  its  work 
on  the  basis  of  those  priorities. 

When  a  petition  or  resolution  or  any  similar  item  is 
referred  to  one  of  the  several  standing  legislative  com- 
mittees, it  shall  be  understood  that  the  whole  question 
with  which  the  paper  has  to  do  is  referred  to  that  commit- 
tee for  such  action  as  it  may  deem  wise.  Committees  shall 
report  to  the  Conference  upon  all  matters  referred  to  them 
by  the  Conference,  directly  or  through  the  Committee  on 
Reference.  Committee  reports  on  resolutions,  petitions,  etc., 
shall  cite  the  same,  identifying  them  by  numbers  they 
bear  respectively  in  the  published  reports  of  the  Committee 
on  Reference,  or  in  some  other  suitable  manner. 

When  a  committee  ascertains  that  another  committee  is 
or,  in  its  judgment,  should  be  considering  a  subject  which 
the  former  is  considering,  it  shall  report  the  matter  to 
the  Committee  on  Reference  for  such  adjustment  as  the 
situation  may  require. 

Rule  32.  Legislative  Committees  Report  to  Secretary 

As  quickly  as  material  can  be  prepared,  each  secretary  of 
a  standing  legislative  committee  shall  present  a  clearly 
marked  original  work  copy  of  the  committee's  report,  signed 
by  the  committee  chairman  and  secretary,  to  the  Secretary 
of  the  Conference.  The  original  work  copy  shall  be  marked 
with  the  priority  the  committee  places  on  that  subject.  The 
Secretary  of  the  Conference  shall  receive  said  reports,  type 
them  in  triplicate,  enter  them  into  the  calendar  and  furnish 


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the  editor  of  the  Daily  Christian  Advocate  with  one   of 
the  copies  for  pubhcation. 

Committee  and  minority  reports  which  propose  changes 
in  the  Discipli^ie  shall  give  chapter,  section  and  paragraph 
to  be  affected  and  shall  be  prepared  in  the  following 
manner:  existing  words  used  as  reference  points  shall  be 
in  quotes ;  words  to  be  deleted  shall  be  single-underscored ; 
words  to  be  added  shall  be  double-underscored.  In  publica- 
tion of  these  reports  The  Daily  Christian  Advocate  shall 
substitute  italics  for  single  underscoring  and  boldface  for 
double  underscoring. 

Rule  33.  Published  Reports  in  Possession  of 
Conference 

Reports  submitted  by  the  committee  according  to  the 
deadline  as  announced  by  the  Secretary  of  the  Conference 
shall  appear  in  the  next  day's  Daily  Christian  Advocate. 
The  report  as  printed  in  the  Daily  Christian  Advocate 
becomes  the  official  copy,  subject  only  to  grammatical  or 
other  obvious  editorial  changes,  and  shall  be  regarded  as  in 
the  possession  of  the  Conference.  On  the  day  following  its 
first  appearance  in  the  Daily  Christian  Advocate,  or  any 
time  thereafter,  a  report  is  in  order  for  consideration  at  the 
pleasure  of  the  Conference.  The  same  rule  shall  apply  to  a 
report  of  a  minority  of  any  committee  signed  by  one-tenth 
of  the  members  of  the  committee,  or  by  ten  members  there- 
of. (See  Rule  17.) 

Rule  34.  Preparation  and  Printing  of  Reports 

All  committee  reports  shall  be  presented  to  the  Secretary 
of  the  Conference  in  triplicate  on  paper  provided  therefor, 
and  shall  bear  at  the  top  the  name  of  the  committee,  its 
total  membership,  the  number  present  at  the  time  the  report 
was  adopted,  the  number  voting  for  and  the  number  voting 
against  the  report  respectively,  and  the  number  not  voting. 
In  addition  to  concurrence  or  non-concurrence,  a  committee 
may  recommend  referral  to  the  next  General  Conference. 
Reports  of  the  standing  legislative  committees  shall  be 
printed  in  the  Daily  Christiayi  Advocate  at  least  one  day 
before  being  presented  for  consideration  by  the  Confer- 
ence, and  they  shall  not  be  read  unless  by  its  order. 

Reports  of  minorities  of  committees  adopted  by  them 
with  a  view  to  their  being  offered  as  substitutes  for  com- 
mittee reports  (see  Rule  33)  shall  likewise  conform  to 
this  rule  so  far  as  it  is  applicable,  indicating  clearly  to 
what  committee  the  respective  minorities  belong  and  for 
what  reports  by  serial  number,  etc.,  they  propose  the  respec- 
tive substitutes. 


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Rule  35.  Committee  Chairman  Not  in  Harmony 
with  Report 

When  the  chairman  of  a  committee  is  not  in  harmony 
with  a  report  adopted  by  the  committee,  it  shall  be  his 
duty  to  state  the  fact  to  the  committee,  which  shall  elect 
one  of  its  members  to  represent  it  in  the  presentation  and 
discussion  of  the  report  in  the  Conference;  but  if,  in  such 
a  case,  the  committee  shall  fail  to  select  a  representative, 
the  chairman  shall  designate  a  member  to  represent  the 
committee,  and  said  representatives  shall  have  all  the  rights 
and  privileges  of  the  chairman  in  relation  to  such  report. 

Rule  36.  Presentation  of  Report  of  Minority 

A  member  selected  by  the  signers  of  a  report  of  a  minori- 
ty of  a  committee  (see  Rule  33)  to  present  the  same  shall 
have  the  same  rights  and  privileges  in  relation  thereto 
which  belong  to  the  chairman  in  the  presentation  of  the 
regular  (majority)  report  of  the  committee,  except  that  he 
may  not  present  said  minority  report  until  the  majority 
report  has  been  presented,  and  shall  then  offer  it  as  a 
substitute  therefor,  and  except,  further,  that  in  closing  the 
debate  on  the  question  of  making  the  substitution  the 
member  presenting  the  minority  report  shall  speak  firot 
and  the  chairman  last.  (See  Rule  23.) 

Rule  37.  Speakers  For  and  Against 

When  the  report  of  a  committee  is  under  consideration, 
it  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  presiding  officer  to  ascertain, 
when  he  recognizes  a  member  of  the  Conference,  on  which 
side  he  proposes  to  speak;  and  he  shall  not  assign  the 
floor  to  any  member  proposing  to  speak  on  the  same  side 
of  the  pending  question  as  the  speaker  immediately  preced- 
ing if  any  member  desires  to  speak  on  the  other  side 
thereof. 

Except  for  undebatable  motions,  no  report  shall  be 
adopted  or  question  relating  to  the  same  decided  without 
opportunity  having  been  given  for  at  least  two  speeches 
for  and  two  against  the  said  proposal,  provided  that  right 
is  claimed  before  the  chairman  or  duly  authorized  membsr 
representing  the  committee's  report  or  the  minority  report, 
if  there  be  such,  is  presented  to  close  the  debate. 

When  all  have  spoken  Vv'ho  desire  to  do  so,  or  when  (and 
after)  the  previous  question  has  been  ordered,  the  chairman 
or/and  duly  authorized  member  or  members  presenting  the 
committee's  report  (and  the  minority  report  if  there  be 
one)  shall  be  entitled  to  speak  before  the  vote  is  taken. 

This  right  of  the  chairman  and/or  other  member  or 
members  to  close  the  debate  shall  prevail  in  like  manner 


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to  a  limit  of  five  minutes  when  a  vote  is  about  to  be  taken 
on  a  motion  to  amend,  to  substitute,  to  postpone,  to  refer, 
or  to  lay  on  the  table  or  any  other  motion  v^^hose  adoption 
would  vitally  affect  the  report  under  consideration;  pro- 
vided, that  this  five-minute  limit  shall  not  apply  to  a  motion 
to  substitute  a  minority  report  (see  Rule  33)  for  a  regular 
(majority)  report  of  a  committee. 

Rule  38.  Effective  Date 

All  actions  of  the  General  Conference  of  The  United 
Methodist  Church  shall  become  effective  upon  the  final  ad- 
journment of  the  session  of  the  General  Conference  at 
which  they  are  enacted,  unless  otherwise  specified,  except 
as  provided  in  ^  631.21  of  the  Discipline. 

VI.  SUSPENDING,  AMENDING,  AND 
SUPPLEMENTING 

Rule  39.  Suspension  of  Rules 

The  operation  of  any  of  the  provisions  of  the  Plan  of 
Organization  or  of  these  Rules  of  Order  may  be  suspended 
at  any  time  by  a  two-thirds  vote  of  the  Conference.  (See 
Rule  26,  subs.  3.) 

Rule  40.  Amending  Rules 

The  Plan  of  Organization  and  these  Rules  of  Order  may 
be  amended  or  changed  by  a  two-thirds  vote  of  the  Con- 
ference; provided  the  proposed  change  or  amendment  has 
originated  in  the  Committee  on  Plan  of  Organization  and 
Rules  of  Order,  or  has  been  presented  to  the  Conference 
in  writing  and  referred  to  this  committee,  which  commit- 
tee shall  report  thereon  not  later  than  the  following  day. 
(See  Rule  26,  subs.  3.) 

Rule  41.  Robertas   Rules  of  Order, 
Supplemental  Authority 

In  any  parliamentary  situation  not  clearly  covered  by  the 
Plan  of  Organization  or  these  Rules  of  Order,  the  General 
Conference  shall  be  governed  in  its  action  by  the  current 
edition  of  Robert's  Rules  of  Order. 

Rule  42.  Persons  Without  Right  to 
Make  or  Second  Motions 

A  person  seated  in  the  Conference  with  the  right  to  speak, 
but  without  vote,  does  not  have  the  right  to  make  a  motion 
or  second  motions. 


THE 

EPISCOPAL 

ADDRESS 


Delivered  by  Bishop  F.  Gerald  Ensley  on  Monday 

morning,  April  17,  1972,  for  the  Council  of 

Bishops  of  The  United  Methodist  Church 

Mr.  Chairman,  Members  of  the  General  Conference  of  1972, 
and  Friends : 

The  passing  of  the  weeks  has  brought  us  to  the  quadren- 
nial session  of  the  General  Conference.  Since  our  meeting 
in  1968,  17  bishops  of  The  United  Methodist  Church  have 
entered  into  the  service  of  the  Church  Eternal : 

Newell  S.  Booth  Juan  E.  Gattinoni 

Benjamin  I.  Guansing  Raymond  J.  Wade 

Matthew  W.  Clair,  Jr.  Odd  Hagen 

Wilbur  E.  Hammaker  George  Edward  Epp 

W.  Y.  Chen  Raymond  L.  Archer 

Herbert  Welch  Glenn  R.  Phillips 

Walter  C.  Gum  J.  Ralph  Magee 

James  C.  Baker  Everett  W.  Palmer 
Costen  J.  Harrell 

It  is  not  hard  to  praise  these  men,  for  they  were  famous. 
They  were  among  them  the  father  of  the  Wesley  Foundation 
movement,  the  executive  of  the  great  Church-wide  crusades 
following  World  War  II,  the  son  and  namesake  of  one  of  the 
first  black  general  superintendents,  the  longest-lived  bishop 
in  the  memory  of  the  Church,  a  president  of  the  World 
Methodist  Council,  global  statesmen  who  served  in  China, 
Korea,  Argentina,  Scandinavia,  Africa,  the  Philippines, 
South-East  Asia,  not  to  mention  the  Alaskan  frontier,  and 
one  of  the  stalwarts  of  the  Evangelical  United  Brethren 
Church.  They  were  not  only  brothers  beloved  but  sought 
for  in  the  councils  of  the  Church.  The  classic  words  of 
Ecclesiasticus  seem  almost  to  have  been  written  in  their 
honor : 

Men  like  them  maintain  the  fabric  of  the  world, 
The  handiwork  of  their  craft  was  their  prayer. 

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GROWING  TOGETHER 

We  are  pleased  to  report  that  since  our  last  quadrennial 
meeting  in  1968  The  United  Methodist  Church  has  grown 
steadily  together.  The  Articles  of  Union  of  the  Evangelical 
United  Brethren  Church  and  The  Methodist  Church  per- 
mitted three  quadrenniums — until  1980 — for  the  assimila- 
tion of  the  annual  conferences.  Now  in  1972 — in  one-third 
of  the  time  allowed — all  the  former  conferences  have  been 
joined.  The  EUBs,  who  because  of  size  have  been  asked 
more  completely  to  sacrifice  their  identity,  have  shown  a 
splendid  willingness  to  yield  all  that  a  new  and  stronger 
church  plight  emerge.  Many  Methodists  have  found  historic 
Methodist  essentials,  like  the  emphasis  on  inner  piety  and 
kindliness  of  personal  relationship  in  conference  affairs, 
more  convincingly  exhibited  by  their  EUB  colleagues  than 
they  had  known  in  their  own  Methodist  fellowship.  All  of 
us  have  profited  by  the  marriage  of  the  two  denominations. 
No  one  has  really  lost  by  the  union  and  much  has  been 
gained.  We  wonder  now  why  we  did  not  do  it  before. 

There  has  been  a  corresponding  drawing  together  of  black 
and  white  Methodists.  Granted  the  pressure  of  events,  there 
has  been  also  the  constraint  of  the  Christian  ideal,  one  of 
the  evidences  of  the  Spirit's  working.  The  miracle  of  union 
is  taking  place,  defying  the  prophets  of  pessimism.  The 
Central  Jurisdiction  has  been  dissolved.  Only  four  of  the 
former  conferences  of  that  body  are  in  existence.  The  black 
members  of  clergy  and  laity  have  shown  their  capacity  and 
willingness  at  every  level  to  contribute  to  the  Church.  We 
have  had  new  visions  of  how  good  and  pleasant  it  is  for 
men  and  women  of  differing  races  to  dwell  together. 

We  have  made  great  progress  through  appropriate  leg- 
islation. The  time  has  come  for  us  to  show  in  our  personal 
relationship  as  churchmen  that  kindly  affection  toward  one 
another  that  we  profess,  and  that  basic  justice  that  makes 
no  distinction  in  Christ  between  Jew  and  Greek,  bond  and 
free,  male  and  female,  and  to  live  and  work  together  joy- 
fully, from  an  ungrudging  heart! 

There  has  been  a  drawing  together,  too,  of  United  Meth- 
odism and  the  Mother  of  us  all,  the  British  Conference.  The 
General  Conference  of  1968  voted  that  the  General  Con- 
ference of  United  Methodism  and  the  British  Conference, 
upon  parallel  action  by  the  British,  v/ould  exchange  mem- 
berships. Some  of  us  have  been  highly  privileged  to  sit  in 
their  Conference  as  bona  fide  members.  We  are  happy  today 
to  welcome  a  delegation  who  come  to  us  from  the  homeland 
of  our  church.  They  are  here  not  as  fraternal  delegates, 
onlookers  as  it  were,  but  as  brothers  and  sisters,  voting 


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members  and  rightful  participants,  in  this  Conference.  This 
marks  a  milestone  in  our  common  history. 

The  only  apparent  exception  to  the  centripetal  movement 
of  United  Methodism  is  the  increasing  autonomy  of 
churches  formerly  belonging  to  the  General  Conference  but 
overseas  from  the  United  States.  Twenty  conferences  have 
withdrawn  to  join  national  church  bodies  or  to  become  in- 
dependent denominations.  These  changes  have  been  effected 
through  their  desire  and  with  this  Conference's  blessing. 
While  we  are  legally  separate,  they  have  remained  in  the 
larger  Methodist  family  and  have  become  constituents  of  the 
World  Methodist  Council,  which  has  grown  from  19  to  55 
members.  This  organization  has  for  almost  a  century  kept 
the  far-flung  Methodist  family  in  touch  and  currently  is 
represented  with  other  world  confessional  bodies  in  Geneva. 

PERVASIVE  CHANGE 

The  decisive  fact  of  these  days  on  which  the  Church's 
life  has  fallen  is  pervasive  change.  The  whole  culture  dins 
into  our  ears  that  we  must  yield  to  the  demands  of  a  new 
age,  or  break  before  its  inexorable  pressures,  or  retreat 
into  the  limbo  of  the  obsolete.  The  stress  on  change  orig- 
inates, perhaps,  in  the  studies  of  the  scientists,  where  new 
conceptions  of  the  world  come  daily  to  birth.  Alfred  North 
Whitehead,  probably  the  profoundest  philosopher  of  science 
of  our  generation,  declared  in  th3  1940's  that  there  was  not 
a  single  concept  of  the  Newtonian  physics  which  he  had 
been  taught  as  truth  at  Trinity  College,  Cambridge,  that 
had  not  been  displaced.  The  body  of  basic  truth  about  the 
universe  is  continually  changing.  The  shifts  in  theory  work 
themselves  out  in  new  industries,  and  new  industries  call 
new  cities  into  life,  and  the  cities  evoke  new  modes  of  living. 
The  world  has  altered  more  in  the  lifetime  of  most  of  us 
than  it  did  in  the  500  years  preceding. 

The  social  consequences  of  scientific  change  are  a  threat 
to  our  accustomed  ways.  Thanks  to  the  new  modes  of  com- 
munication, science  has  made  it  possible  for  the  underprivi- 
leged to  see  first-hand  w^hat  the  scientifically  favored  enjoy 
and  what  every  human  being  might  have.  These  visions  of 
the  better  beget  wants,  ''a  revolution  of  expectations."  The 
have-nots  all  over  the  world  have  awakened,  and,  encour- 
aged by  the  examples  they  see,  are  demanding  a  different 
sort  of  life.  These  same  powers  of  communication  have 
undermined  our  historic  isolation  from  one  another.  A  uni- 
versal society  with  different  mores  is  emerging.  The  im- 
proved means  have  worked  for  a  basic  equality.  As 
Napoleon  observed  two  centuries  ago,  gunpowder  makes  all 
men  the  same  height.  The  scientific  weapons  b2came  the 


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property  of  the  unscientific,  who  have  ways  now  of  enforc- 
ing their  demands  for  equality  and  separate  nationhood. 

The  advances  in  science  make  for  health  and  consequent 
longer  life.  Longer  life  begins  overpopulation.  Unless  the 
birth  and  death-rates  change  considerably,  we  are  told  that 
in  the  next  twenty-eight  years — by  the  year  2000 — the 
numbers  of  human  beings  on  the  earth  will  increase  more 
than  the  entire  population  presently  living  on  our  planet. 
Science,  our  modern  Providence,  threatens  to  become  our 
Nemesis. 

The  tremendous  changes  in  technology  have  multiplied 
the  power  to  produce  and  have  released  thousands  from 
agricultural  labor.  They  have  moved  to  the  cities,  evoking 
all  the  familiar  phenomena  of  urbanization.  Two-thirds  of 
the  earth's  population,  it  is  said,  are  now  living  in  metropol- 
litan  areas.  We  have  before  us  a  prospect  of  not  only  cities 
but  complexes  of  cities.  Whereas  the  ancient  Psalmist  cried 
in  his  distress  for  a  city  in  which  he  and  his  fellows  might 
dwell,  the  unfortunate  of  our  day  will  mourn  that  there  is 
no  countryside  in  which  they  may  abide.  If  it  be  true  that 
the  great  traditions  of  religion  belong  to  the  country,  the 
hardest  days,  religiously  speaking,  may  be  ahead  of  us. 

Indeed,  it  is  the  spiritual  problems  that  swift  change 
evokes  that  are  of  the  greatest  concern  to  the  Christian 
faith  and  to  its  servant,  the  Church.  Scientific  advance 
makes  for  self-sufficiency.  Man  does  not  seem  to  need  God 
any  more.  By  his  increasing  technical  skills  man  can  shape 
his  environment  and  control  his  destiny.  Men  have  suc- 
ceeded by  their  own  efforts  in  bringing  about  what  no  God 
had  done  for  His  worshippers  in  thousands  of  years.  Even 
many  of  the  time-honored  offices  of  religion  are  preempted 
by  Science:  we  don't  seem  to  need  salvation  when  we  have 
psychiatry;  we  don't  need  priests  to  bless  the  fields  at  the 
time  of  planting,  to  ensure  their  fertility,  we  have  tractors ; 
and  what  is  the  use  of  prayer  for  health  when  you  have 
penicilhn?  Why  aspire  to  heaven  when  so  many  heavenly 
goods  are  available  on  earth?  Worldly  success  has  cut  the 
cords  of  dependence  which  leads  to  the  heart  of  religion. 

The  omnipresence  of  change  makes  for  a  still  more  in- 
sidious adversary  for  religion.  If  everything  is  changing, 
then  our  moral  judgments  are  transitory,  too.  The  impera- 
tives of  the  Bible  no  longer  hold.  For  a  certain  kind  of  logic 
we  are  no  more  required  to  think  as  the  men  of  the  first 
century  than  to  adopt  their  modes  of  transportation.  There 
are  "points  of  view"  in  religion  but  no  knowledge.  Hence, 
confusion  reigns  in  the  moral  realm,  and  no  religious  faith 
that  is  confused  as  to  its  values  can  be  aggressive.  In  wide 
areas   of   contemporary   human   experience   the   Christian 


The  United  Methodist  Church  209 

ethic  is  frankly  regarded  as  obsolete.  Moral  relativism  is 
in  the  saddle,  and  there  are  few  value-guides  for  earnest 
and  aspiring  men  in  our  day. 

This  moral  relativism  is  very  easily  transmuted  into  a 
prejudice  against  the  past.  If  a  theory  or  an  object  belongs 
to  the  pre-modern  it  is  per  se  invalid.  This  is  a  7i02u  genera- 
tion. Age,  v^^hich  once  commended  a  person,  an  institution, 
or  an  idea  has  become  a  reproach.  This  worship  of  the 
present  seriously  damages  an  historical  faith  like  Christian- 
ity which  affirms  that  its  deity  became  flesh  1900  years 
ago.  That  which  has  always  been  the  strength  of  Chris- 
tianity— its  historicity — has  to  a  thoroughly  modern  mind 
become  a  handicap. 

A  further  effect  of  social  change  is  intergroup  conflict. 
The  gap  widens  between  youth  and  age,  between  the  for- 
ward and  the  backward  nation.  History  is  farther  away. 
When  we  ponder  the  fact  that  for  both  John  Wesley  and 
the  Apostle  Paul  the  fastest  modes  of  travel  were  the  horse 
and  the  sailing  ship,  John  Wesley  is  nearer  to  St.  Paul 
than  he  is  to  us.  The  older  generation  finds  it  increasingly 
difficult  to  keep  up;  the  elder  feels  like  a  stranger  and 
sojourner  even  in  his  own  land.  Since  it  is  no  longer  a  mat- 
ter of  reason  or  intrinsic  worth  to  which  we  may  appeal, 
conflict  becomes  the  arbiter  of  our  differences. 

No  wonder,  then,  that  the  note  of  doom  has  sounded 
increasingly.  We  are  reminded  that  we  are  coming  to  the 
close  of  a  mode  of  life  that  has  hung  together  for  centuries. 
The  Church,  along  with  the  culture  that  encompasses  it, 
is  making  for  its  end. 

Before  we  permit  this  oft-cited  fact  of  change  to  intimi- 
date us,  however,  we  might  profitably  exercise  some  criti- 
cism upon  it.  Change  implies  the  unchanging.  It  is  a  simple 
fact  of  perception  that  if  everything  were  changing,  includ- 
ing ourselves,  we  would  never  know  it.  The  movement  of 
the  hands  of  the  clock  of  history  is  perceptible  only  against 
a  permanent  dial,  a  framework  of  judgment  that  the  mind 
brings  to  it.  It  is  never  a  question  for  thoughtful  people 
whether  everything  is  changing  but  rather  what  things  are 
changeable,  what  are  relative  to  time  and  place,  and  what 
things  are  stable.  Just  as  the  appearance  of  the  Washington 
Monument  in  yonder  capital  is  relative  to  where  the  observ- 
er stands  yet  also  presupposes  something  objectively  there, 
so  the  moral  insights  of  towering  saints  abide  beyond  and 
in  spite  of  each  generation's  perspectives. 

Further,  however  new  the  goods  that  we  enjoy  may  be, 
not  all  of  the  evils  of  our  age  are  of  our  making.  Many 
of  them  are  sins  that  have  confronted  religious  men  from 
the  beginning.  Many  of  our  most  challenging  questions  are 


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hand-me-downs,  modern  variants  of  timeless  issues.  Yes, 
our  day  is  perilous;  but  life  has  always  been  dangerous. 
And  where  did  we  get  the  notion  that  until  about  fifty 
years  ago  life  was  "normal?"  Do  we  worry  about  the  seem- 
ing irreligiousness  of  youth?  Then  read  the  annals  of  Yale 
University  for  the  year  1800,  where  a  complaint  is  regis- 
tered that  not  a  single  student  at  Yale  would  admit  that  he 
was  a  Christian.  Do  we  say  that  we  do  not  hear  the  Gospel 
from  our  pulpits  any  more?  Then  read  the  report  of  Wil- 
liam Blackstone,  the  famed  jurist,  who  in  the  year  1780 
confessed  that  after  hearing  every  eminent  preacher  in 
London  he  had  not  heard  a  single  discourse  that  had  more 
Christianity  in  it  than  the  writings  of  Cicero,  and  that  he 
was  never  able  to  discover  from  what  he  heard  v/hether  the 
preacher  was  a  follower  of  Confucius,  or  of  Mahomet,  or  of 
Christ !  These  are  different  times — and  in  a  few  important 
respects  crucially  like  other  times. 

GENUINE  ACHIEVEMENT 

Despite  the  bewildering  tempo  of  the  times  the  Church 
has  gone  about  its  work  and  can  report  genuine  achieve- 
ments. In  a  day  when  money  for  religious  enterprises  is 
not  easy  to  find,  the  claims  of  God  upon  our  possessions 
have  been  faithfully  presented.  Since  the  General  Confer- 
ence of  1968  adjourned  to  the  present  hour  The  United 
Methodist  Church  has  given  at  a  rate  of  $113  million  annu- 
ally to  benevolences — $450  million  a  quadrennium !  Included 
in  this  figure  are  over  $7  million  collected  and  disbursed  by 
the  United  Methodist  Commission  for  Overseas  Relief  and 
approximately  $12  million  designated  for  the  Fund  for  Rec- 
onciliation, which  has  assisted  more  than  1,100  projects 
among  the  underprivileged  of  our  constituency,  not  to  men- 
tion $55  million  raised  by  the  Women's  Society  of  Christian 
Service.  These  amounts  have  been  given  in  addition  to  the 
cost  of  maintenance  of  our  many  churches  and  local  min- 
istries, estimated  to  be  $2.5  billion. 

The  Council  of  Bishops  is  fully  aware  of  the  criticisms 
that  may  be  leveled  at  statistics  of  this  sort.  We  realize  that 
in  proportion  to  what  we  have,  we  have  not  hurt  ourselves. 
We  know  that  if  all  United  Methodists  were  to  tithe  we 
would  multiply  our  benefactions  several  times.  Neverthe- 
less, even  in  a  day  of  astronomical  figures,  450  million 
benevolent  dollars  deserve  more  than  a  sneer.  The  impulse 
to  share  with  others — one  of  the  decisive  marks  of  Chris- 
tian discipleship — is  alive  within  the  Church. 

We  are  blessed  in  our  operations  by  lay  people  of  high 
devotion  and  financial  competence  who  not  only  have  led 
us  in  promotion  and  given  liberally  themselves,  but  whose 


The  United  Methodist  Church  211 

integrity  is  our  assurance  as  we  keep  and  disburse  the  mon- 
ies that  have  been  entrusted  to  the  Church. 

We  have  continued  to  keep  a  great  program  of  outreach 
and  service  going.  The  Board  of  Missions  of  The  United 
Methodist  Church  has  more  than  1,500  fulltime  mission- 
aries and  deaconesses  in  the  United  States  and  throughout 
the  world.  While  the  present  missionary  force  is  only  a 
third  of  the  contingent  of  75  years  ago,  the  number  of  na- 
tional workers  in  the  missionary  cause  has  increased  ten- 
fold. If  "to  multiply  the  doers,"  as  Dr.  John  R.  Mott  used 
to  say,  is  the  goal  of  Christian  effort,  our  missionary  endeav- 
or has  not  failed.  Christian  service  and  the  evangelistic 
thrust  of  World  Missions  requires  continuous  support  in 
terms  of  personnel  and  funds.  We  urge  that  every  congrega- 
tion in  United  IMethodism  seek  to  increase  its  awareness  of 
missionary  obligation  and  opportunity  and  its  participation 
in  doing  what  our  Lord  declared  His  disciples  would  do  as 
believers  in  Him. 

Perhaps  as  significant  as  its  labors  is  its  persistent  and 
comprehensive  education  of  our  people  in  the  meaning  of 
discipieship.  It  teaches  that  we  cannot  escape  our  mandate 
to  preach  the  Good  News  to  the  poor,  proclaim  liberty  to 
the  captives,  give  sight  to  the  blind,  set  free  the  oppressed, 
as  well  as  to  proclaim  the  acceptable  year  of  the  Lord.  Our 
mission  is  to  use  our  means  for  the  sake  of  the  disad- 
vantaged. Further,  missionary  endeavor  is  an  aid  to  the 
global  mind.  Nothing  damages  parochialism  quite  so  much 
as  a  tour  of  the  missionary  installations  of  the  Church.  The 
Christian  community,  connected  by  its  nature  to  peace  and 
reconciliation,  makes  no  greater  contribution  than  through 
its  concerned  service. 

The  Women's  Society,  associated  now  for  a  number  of 
years  with  the  Board  of  Missions,  has  been  an  educator  of 
the  first  rank.  This  fine  organization  has  been  celebrating 
the  centenary  of  the  first  woman  missionaries  to  India  and 
the  founding  of  a  school  and  hospital  on  the  continent  of 
Asia.  In  that  great  land  Christian  women  are  coming  to 
places  of  leadership  in  social  and  political  life,  as  well  as 
the  Church,  in  consequence  of  the  inspiration  and  sub- 
stantive help  of  the  Women's  Society. 

The  Church  has  steadily  ministered  to  health  and  welfare. 
It  sponsors  in  varying  degrees  338  hospitals,  homes  for  the 
aging,  and  child  care  agencies.  Almost  $50  million  have 
come  from  local  churches  and  conferences  for  reduction  of 
the  volume  of  pain,  of  which  the  earth  is  so  full. 

To  social  concerns  the  Church  is  growing  more  sensitive. 
We  are  coming  to  realize,  thanks  to  the  prophets,  that  the 
Gospel  has  a  social  dimension.  Do  not  misunderstand.  We 


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are  not  saying  that  the  Church  increasingly  agrees  as  to 
the  requirements  of  the  Gospel  in  contemporary  society. 
But  that  the  Church  should  have  a  concern  for  the  world 
in  which  men  live  is  acknowledged  more  and  more.  There 
is  little  defense  now  for  the  long-time  dictum  that  the  ex- 
clusive mission  of  the  Church  is  to  "save  souls,"  or  that  "you 
can't  legislate  morals,"  or  that  "if  we  could  get  everybody 
to  the  altar  our  problems  would  vanish."  We  have  come  to 
see  some  truths  better  than  our  fathers :  that  life  is  corpor- 
ate in  its  essence — we  were  born  into  a  society  when  we 
came  into  the  world  and  social  reference  is  no  mere  addi- 
tive ;  that  if  God  is  God  He  is  Lord  of  the  state,  of  the  eco- 
nomic order,  of  the  schools,  as  well  as  of  the  worshipping 
community,  and  we  have  an  obligation  to  fulfill  His  will 
institutionally  as  well  as  individually;  that  men  act  differ- 
ently in  the  social  group,  hence  a  society  is  more  than  the 
simple  summation  of  the  individuals  who  make  it  up ;  that 
preventive  medicine  is  as  relevant  to  social  ills  as  bodily 
ailments — it  is  too  late  to  do  much  about  war  after  the 
hostilities  have  started;  that  we  must  not  be  too  pure  to 
employ  power  and  self-interest  for  ends  that  love  dictates ; 
that  a  new  social  order  is  on  the  way,  and  that  if  churchmen 
are  committed  to  do  nothing,  or  merely  to  sew  patches  on 
the  old  garment,  we  shall  have  an  increasingly  unChristian 
society;  and  while  the  Church  may  not  have  the  whole  an- 
swer, it  is  in  a  favorable  position  to  get  controversial  issues 
up  and  thought  about. 

We  recognize  the  social  concern  in  the  Church  is  not  an 
unmixed  blessing.  There  is  as  much  dogmatism  in  the  pulpit 
now  on  social  issues  as  when  orthodoxy  was  in  flower; 
there  are  persons  who  can  give  in  five  minutes  a  definitive 
answer  to  problems  that  those  who  have  devoted  a  lifetime 
of  study  are  unsure  about;  we  have  congregations  whose 
sabbath  portion  is  a  discussion  of  the  war  in  Vietnam,  or 
the  latest  racial  demonstration,  or  the  next  election,  or  the 
most  recent  word  from  the  high  priests  of  ecology,  and  who 
rarely  hear  the  note  of  personal  penitence,  or  of  divine 
pardon,  or  of  holiness  of  life,  or  of  the  world  to  come.  Never- 
theless, we  should  be  grateful  for  the  freedom  of  the  pulpit 
bought  by  those  daring  to  exercise  it. 

During  the  last  four  years  the  Church  has  done  its  work 
against  the  dark  backdrop  of  war.  The  Bishops'  Call  for 
Peace  and  Self-Development  asks  that  our  people  in  peni- 
tence renounce  the  practical  atheism  of  armed  conflict.  We 
should  perfect  programs  of  development  of  world  resources, 
control  of  population,  restraint  of  nationalism  by  the  sanc- 
tion of  both  justice  and  international  organization  with  even- 
tual disarmament,  that  the  nations  may  learn  war  no  more. 


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We  welcome  the  continued  movement  toward  involvement 
in  the  Universal  Church.  At  practically  every  ecumenical 
level  The  United  Methodist  Church  has  played  a  role,  from 
local  councils  of  churches  to  the  World  Council  of  Churches. 
It  was  present  at  the  birth  of  the  Federal  Council  of 
Churches,  the  predecessor  of  the  present  National  Council 
of  Churches.  It  was  a  charter  member  of  the  current  Con- 
sultation on  Church  Union.  At  the  moment  the  form  that 
the  Great  Church  shall  take  has  not  been  revealed.  There 
appears  to  be  less  enthusiasm  for  one  giant  administrative 
unit.  Perhaps  the  way  out  is  some  form  of  organic  plural- 
ism, where  the  families  of  Christendom  retain  their  identi- 
ty, but  maintain  a  closer  than  a  merely  federative  relation 
to  one  another.  At  least,  there  are  several  norms  that  we 
may  observe,  besides  the  practical  activities  so  widely 
shared  at  the  moment.  We  may  insist  that  every  union 
scheme  shall  involve  unity  of  membership  in  the  whole  body. 
It  should  encompass  oneness  of  ministry:  an  ordination  in 
one  church  shall  mean  ordination  in  the  whole  Church,  with 
its  corollary  of  complete  intercommunion.  It  shall  mean  full 
and,  if  necessary,  compulsory  comity  in  the  location  of  indi- 
vidual congregations  and  in  missionary  expansion.  If  these 
ends  could  be  secured  the  greatest  reproaches  to  our  divided 
Christendom  would  be  met,  and  we  could  trust  time  and 
negotiations  between  the  branches  of  Christendom  to  re- 
solve the  issues  of  polity. 

CAUSES  FOR  CONCERN 

While  there  are  causes  for  satisfaction  in  the  achieve- 
ments of  the  Church,  there  are  matters,  too,  of  grave  con- 
cern. Among  these  are  most  crucially  the  considerable  drop 
in  church  school  attendance.  In  the  last  ten  years  the  en- 
rollment has  fallen  25  percent.  College  and  university  min- 
istries confess  an  equally  disturbing  decline.  Many  of  our 
student  groups  at  the  state  colleges,  once  our  pride,  are 
but  shadows  of  their  former  selves.  Of  course,  we  recognize 
that  statistics  can  be  a  snare.  Certainly  increases  in  num- 
bers do  not  necessarily  betoken  excellence.  But  quite  as 
surely  the  phenomenon  of  dwindling  numbers  is  convincing 
evidence  that  all  is  not  well  with  our  ministry  to  youth.  We 
must  beware  of  facile  diagnoses  of  our  ailments,  of  course, 
such  as  blaming  it  on  the  literature  or  the  mode  of  organiza- 
tion. All  things  considered  we  have  never  enjoyed  a  higher 
quality  of  literature  or  instruction  in  the  memory  of  those 
knowledgeable  in  this  phase  of  the  church's  work.  Notwith- 
standing, our  numbers  are  shrinking,  and  if  we  are  not  to 
lose  a  generation  of  children,  education  must  become  again 
a  basic  concern  of  the  Church.  Who  is  to  shape  the  minds  of 


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the  rising  generation — the  movie  producers,  the  television 
programmers,  the  authors  of  paperback  fiction,  or  the 
spiritual  tutors  of  mankind?  Walk  around  the  reported 
estimate  that  the  average  American  family  spends  four 
hours  daily  before  the  television  screen.  Without  any  judg- 
ments as  to  the  moral  level  of  television's  offerings,  and  the 
high  quality  of  its  technical  performance,  the  TV  tube  does 
not  offer  the  Christian  interpretation  of  life,  either  in  intent 
or  actuality.  A  generation  fed  solely  on  such  fare  will  not 
be  spiritual  giants  on  the  morrow.  This  General  Conference 
should  not  strike  its  tents  until  it  has  fashioned  a  program 
or  engendered  enthusiasm  for  retrieving  the  educational 
ground  that  has  been  lost.  Our  mandate  is  the  same  as  of 
old — to  go  and  teach  all  nations,  including  all  ages,  all 
classes,  the  meaning  and  glory  of  the  Christian  way. 

There  are  proposals  before  us  for  the  restructuring  of 
boards  and  agencies.  As  we  engage  in  such  activity  we  are 
always  in  danger  of  surrender  to  the  fallacy  of  structure. 
Reacting  to  the  jaunty  notion  that  structure  is  not  impor- 
tant we  may  fly  to  the  other  extreme  and  act  as  though 
structure  in  itself  guarantees  life,  new  spirit.  There  is  be- 
fore the  Conference  a  scheme  for  adoption.  It  goes  consider- 
ably beyond  what  was  envisaged  by  the  Joint  Committee  of 
Church  Union  for  a  commission  to  complete  at  board  levels 
the  work  achieved  to  bring  the  two  churches  together.  It 
will  be  the  responsibility  of  this  Conference  to  evaluate 
the  plan  presented.  We  are  confident  that  the  General  Con- 
ference will  consider  several  alternatives  and  combinations 
of  alternatives  for  the  structure  of  the  Church. 

A  concern  of  a  different  kind  is  the  rise  of  power-groups 
in  our  society.  They  are  creatures  of  the  revolutionary  days 
through  which  we  are  living.  Bold  and  resourceful  men 
have  discovered  that  a  group,  even  small  in  numbers,  with 
power  tactics  and  en  bloc  voting  and  without  inhibition 
about  making  a  nuisance  of  itself,  and  willing  to  persist  de- 
spite adverse  public  opinion,  cannot  only  draw  attention  to 
its  cause  but  multiply  its  practical  effectiveness  by  ten,  Un- 
dergirded  by  the  notion  that  the  way  out  for  society  is 
relatively  simple,  and  that  force  is  the  ultimate  decision- 
maker, such  groups  have  sallied  forth  to  capture  control  of 
their  society.  In  the  last  ten  years  such  bands,  when  not 
gaining  overt  control,  have  leveled  their  societies  by  their 
violence.  This  viable  success  has  been  so  great  in  political 
life  that  its  philosophy,  if  not  its  tactics,  has  invaded  the 
church,  the  school,  and  the  higher  institutions  of  our  life. 

The  caucus,  however,  when  employed  by  responsible  per- 
sons can  serve  usefully  in  a  changing  time.  It  can  sensitize 
the  majority  to  keenly  felt  but  unexpressed  needs.  It  can 


The  United  Methodist  Church  215 

remind  the  majority  of  its  unconscious  hypocrisies  and  in- 
justices. It  can  help  to  bring  social  forces  into  balance.  In 
this  quadrennium  the  Council  of  Bishops  has  met  with 
caucuses  of  youth  and  ethnic  minorities  for  mutual  enlight- 
enment and  enlarged  goodwill. 

One  of  the  great  needs  of  The  United  Methodist  Church 
at  this  hour  is  men  and  women  who  have  the  luell-being  of 
the  Church  as  a  ivhole  as  their  first  loyalty. 

For  there  is  no  reason  in  history  to  suppose  that  the 
Church  and  its  divisions  are  exempt  from  the  universal 
law,  expressed  by  our  Lord  in  Matthew's  Gospel,  that  "a 
house  divided  against  itself  shall  not  stand." 

Another  problem  of  still  different  variety  is  that  occa- 
sioned by  our  institutions.  There  is  no  church  in  the  world 
with  a  finer  cluster  of  colleges,  hospitals,  and  homes  for 
the  dependent  young  and  old  than  The  United  Methodist 
Church.  But  the  Church  in  many  cases  finds  them  increas- 
ingly costly  to  finance.  They  are  forced  to  go  beyond  the 
circle  of  the  Church  to  find  support,  and  then  the  principle 
begins  to  come  into  play  that  he  who  pays  the  fiddler  calls 
the  tune.  Often  the  tune  is  not  devotional!  The  justification 
of  church-related   institutions  is  that  they  be   Christian. 

What  is  our  policy  to  be?  Some  would  say  we  should 
assume  the  support  of  the  institutions  and  tighten  our  con- 
trol. Others  would  say  that  we  should  turn  them  free,  per- 
mitting the  Church  to  become  emeritus.  Still  others  would 
argue  for  a  servant  rather  than  a  managerial  relationship, 
such  as  providing  chaplaincies,  auxiliary  assistance,  and 
the  like. 

We  do  not  claim  to  have  the  answer.  But  could  not  this 
Conference  come  to  grips  with  the  issue?  How  many  of 
our  annual  conferences  are  in  bafflement  as  to  what  their 
role  vis-a-vis  their  institutions  ought  to  be!  These  confer- 
ences desire — and  deserve — guidelines  for  policy.  There  are 
few  in  a  Conference  like  this  but  who  have  received  benefits, 
sometimes  beyond  our  power  to  repay.  Not  a  few  of  us  have 
a  stake  in  them  by  reason  of  long-time  service  and  benev- 
olence. Christian  institutions  aim  to  develop  a  life  rather 
than  merely  a  healthy  body  or  a  sharper  mind.  They  create 
a  climate  where  Christian  morality  can  thrive.  Educational- 
ly, by  their  idealism  they  build  an  intolerance  of  mediocrity, 
ethical  as  well  as  cultural.  In  a  mass  society  they  foster  a 
concern  for  individuals.  Could  the  General  Conference  of 
the  Church  not  come  to  our  help  at  least  with  instruction 
as  to  what  we  should  do  in  these  days  so  decisive  for  our 
institutions'  future? 

A  perennial  concern  of  the  episcopacy  is,  of  course,  the 
ministry.  For  the  moment  it  seems  as  though  the  number  of 


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men  and  women  offering  themselves  is  adequate.  For  one 
thing,  the  number  of  churches  has  declined.  In  the  last 
decade  the  pastoral  appointments  have  dropped  more  than 
6  percent,  while  the  number  of  pastors  has  increased  almost 
10  percent.  The  decline  in  the  aggregate  of  appointments  is 
not  as  ominous  as  it  would  appear.  It  is  a  part  of  the  same 
broad  social  force  that  is  putting  country  schools  out  of 
business.  Just  as  the  decline  in  country  school  statistics, 
however,  does  not  mean  the  end  of  learning,  so  the  closing 
or  merger  of  small  churches  does  not  in  itself  spell  the  end 
of  piety.  But  while  the  decrease  in  churches  and  the  increase 
of  clergy  are  not  decisive,  still,  the  number  of  good  ministers 
of  Jesus  Christ  is  not  greater  than  it  has  ever  been.  Men 
of  skilled  compassion,  moved  by  the  desire  to  minister  rath- 
er than  to  be  ministered  to,  are  in  short  supply,  as  they 
probably  always  will  be. 

We  witness  in  the  ministry  what  is  called  in  the  jargon 
of  urban  sociology  "the  flight  to  the  suburbs" — and  from 
two  directions.  One  is  the  departure  out  of  the  city  of  fine 
citizens,  leaving  grand  old  buildings  stranded,  without  ade- 
quate support  and  resourceful  leadership.  We  have  faithful 
priests  staying  with  dwindling  congregations.  But  this  con- 
tinuance in  many  cases  is  taxing  the  resources  of  other 
churches  to  sustain  a  ministry  to  small  numbers. 

There  is  another  flight  to  the  suburbs  that  is  quite  as 
full  of  significance.  It  is  as  much  a  spiritual  matter  as  of 
bread-and-butter  support.  There  is  a  strand  of  clerical 
psychology  which  looks  on  ministry  to  the  small  town  and 
country  as  a  consolation  prize.  There  are  men  in  our  min- 
istry who  regard  appointment  to  a  small  town  as  a  demo- 
tion, even  though  size  of  congregation  and  financial  compen- 
sation may  be  greater  than  might  be  had  in  the  city.  We 
must  not,  however,  forget  the  heroic  labors  of  men  in  our 
ministry  who  serve  large  circuits  uncomplainingly  and 
bring  to  underprivileged  communities  the  hope  of  the  Gos- 
pel. Our  situation  calls  for  a  deeper  pastoral  devotion  of 
all  our  ministry  to  men  and  women  for  God's  sake,  whether 
they  worship  on  the  city  square  or  at  a  crossroads. 

CHRISTIAN  FAITH  ON  THE  DEFENSIVE 

Perhaps  the  deepest  concern  of  all  is  the  decline  of  Chris- 
tian belief  during  our  time.  It  is  the  root  of  our  other  mal- 
adies. We  give  less,  because  we  are  not  convinced  that  reli- 
gion really  matters.  Attendance  is  down,  because  we  are 
not  so  sure  as  in  other  days  that  anything  significant  really 
happens  at  church.  There  are  antipathies  in  our  congrega- 
tions and  unchristian  conduct  among  churchmen  because, 
really,  "you  lose  out  in  a  world  like  ours  if  you  are  Chris- 


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tian."  If  there  is  a  lack  of  sacrifice  in  our  ministry,  well, 
the  scheme  of  things  does  not  seem  to  favor  devotion. 

We  live  in  a  time  when  the  Christian  faith  is  on  the 
defensive.  We  find  it  harder  to  believe  than  our  fathers  did. 
Probably  not  for  centuries  has  the  witness  of  Christian 
people  on  ultimate  questions  been  so  hesitant  and  uncer- 
tain. Most  men  want  to  believe  in  something  worthy  of 
belief,  but  they  do  not  seem  to  find  it  in  Christianity.  Prob- 
ably the  urge  to  love  one's  human  neighbor  is  as  strong  as 
ever,  but  for  hosts  of  church  members  the  vertical  dimen- 
sion has  all  but  dropped  out.  There  seems  to  be  no  longer  a 
settled  framework  whose  reality  we  can  be  sure  of  and 
which  gives  us  stability  and  constancy  of  direction.  We  are 
told  that  there  are  still  people  who  think  God  exists,  and 
some  who  don't,  and  it  is  impossible  to  tell  who  is  right, 
but,  after  all,  does  it  really  matter?  There  are  hundreds  of 
wistful  skeptics  in  our  churches.  They  would  like  to  have 
the  certainties  of  our  fathers,  but  in  the  honesty  of  their 
hearts  they  do  not  have  them.  They  are  not  bad  people. 
Many  of  them  "exhibit  every  Christian  virtue,  except  faith," 
and  some  of  them  are  ministered  to  by  those  with  only  a 
modicum  of  faith  to  share. 

Now  this  situation  is  not  the  consequence  of  the  Gospel's 
disproof.  There  is  no  evidence  that  God  has  ceased  to  be. 
If  God — the  Source  of  life  and  the  Sustainer  of  existence — 
were  really  dead  we  would  not  be  here  to  talk  about  it. 
Our  civilization  is  a  doubting  Thomas  on  religion  not  be- 
cause there  is  no  evidence  for  theistic  belief;  in  our  busy- 
ness and  this-worldly  concern  we  simply  have  let  belief  fade 
out.  The  atmosphere  of  our  way  of  life  has  infected  us.  We 
defer  excessively  to  current  fashions  of  thinking.  We  sell 
out  to  novelties  and  curiosities.  We  relish  the  gifts  which 
science  has  brought,  and  are  as  hard  put  to  answer  the 
question  directed  to  the  Bishop  of  Woolwich  as  he  was, 
"What  have  you  as  a  Christian  to  offer  me  as  an  atheist," 
said  a  critic,  "that  I  do  not  already  have?"  We  surrender 
to  naturalism,  the  theory  that  nature  and  its  laws  are  all 
there  is,  or  explain  all,  or  are  all  that  really  count.  Sense- 
knowledge  is  the  primary  form  of  knowledge;  the  deliver- 
ances of  conscience  are,  therefore,  "nonsense."  The  methods 
of  the  natural  sciences  are  the  only  reliable  instrument  for 
distinguishing  what  is  valid  from  what  is  not. 

But,  perhaps  most  of  all,  we  Americans  at  least,  are  not 
a  reflective  people.  We  have  never  thoroughly  and  systemat- 
ically faced  ultimate  problems.  When  a  college  professor, 
for  instance,  in  recent  years  said  that  God  is  dead,  the 
faithful  met  the  onslaught  with  what  Borden  Parker  Bowne 
referred  to  as  "a  volley  of  shudders."  We  almost  never  bring 


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seriously  to  question  the  modern  standpoint.  With  our  con- 
temporaries we  assume  it.  Indeed,  we  sometimes  act  as 
though  the  sign  of  maturity  is  that  we  can  cherish  moral 
ambiguities.  It  is  hard  to  present  a  supernatural  faith  to 
a  naturalistically  minded  age;  it  is  doubly  hard  when  the 
evangelist  himself  is  doubtful. 

Do  not  misunderstand.  For  all  its  faults,  this  is  a  better 
world  than  that  in  which  Christianity  first  made  its  way. 
One  of  the  miracles  of  our  day  is  the  host  of  devoted  men 
and  women  of  every  race  and  nation  who  find  in  Christ 
the  Lord  of  life.  In  a  world  which  discourages  us  with  its 
bigness,  its  cruelty,  and  its  suffering,  there  are  many  who 
still  cherish  Christ  in  their  hearts.  There  are  stirrings  in 
our  young  people  that  are  prophetic  of  better  things.  We 
cannot  forget  when  prompted  to  brood  over  the  failings 
of  the  time  the  sensitiveness  of  Christians  to  social  needs 
far  surpassing  our  fathers.  Notwithstanding,  there  is  a 
slow  attrition  of  Christian  belief  that  must  become  a  first 
concern.  The  supply  of  Christian  motivation  is  running  pre- 
cariously low.  Our  prayer  should  be  that  of  the  man  of  the 
New  Testament,  "We  believe ;  help  thou  our  unbelief." 

Granted  that  we  cannot  demonstrate  the  truth  of  the 
Christian  Gospel,  neither  can  any  one  show  it  to  be  ground- 
less. (Indeed,  among  the  thoughtful  there  is  as  much  dis- 
illusionment with  the  secular  creed  as  the  Christian  faith. ) 
Admittedly,  to  claim  that  we  can  prove  the  existence  of  God 
is  too  much,  but  to  say  that  it  is  merely  an  hypothesis  is 
too  little.  Faith  is  one  of  those  life-determining  options 
whose  certainty  can  be  celebrated  only  by  the  faithful  at 
the  end  of  the  journey.  Our  task  as  a  Christian  body  is  so 
to  present  and  to  exemplify  the  Christian  ideal  that  men 
will  feel  it  to  be  true,  as  well  as  good,  and  live  for  it  as 
earnestly  as  for  material  ends,  and  until  the  life  experience 
has  had  the  opportunity  to  verify  itself. 

REGAINING  CHRISTIAN  CONVICTION 

What  can  we  do  to  regain  Christian  conviction?  First, 
we  can  conceive  the  Christian  Gospel  once  more  as  it  has 
been  in  the  days  of  its  greatest  strength — as  a  redemptive 
faith.  It  was  originally  a  response  of  grateful  men  to  God's 
saving  concern.  It  must  be  so  again.  For  the  reconception 
of  the  message  we  need  the  assistance  of  our  theologians. 
They  have  given  us  excellent  expositions  of  natural  theol- 
ogy, which  is  basic.  They  have  offered  us  cogent  formula- 
tions of  social  theology,  of  the  imperatives  of  the  Gospel 
for  the  political  and  economic  order.  We  need  also  a  state- 
ment convincing  to  modern  men  that  ours  is  a  redemptive 
universe.  God  not  only  creates ;  He  saves.  He  also  has  pro- 


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vided  means  for  the  overcoming  of  evil  and  the  recovery  of 
blessedness.  We  need  not  only  a  theology  of  Genesis  I,  and 
of  the  prophet  Amos,  but  of  Luke  15,  the  finding  of  the 
lost. 

This  does  not  mean  that  we  resign  from  the  social  em- 
phasis. The  redemption  of  society  is  an  important  chapter 
in  the  chronicle  of  redemption.  Traditional  evangelism  was 
right  in  its  strategy  of  changing  the  individual.  Its  fault 
vv^as  that  it  did  not  change  him  enough.  It  made  him,  per- 
haps, a  reader  of  the  Bible,  a  faithful  attendant  at  church 
and  a  more  loving  husband  and  father.  But  it  did  not  always 
change  his  views  as  a  citizen,  or  his  practices  as  an  em- 
ployer, or  as  an  investor  of  wealth,  or  as  a  neighbor.  It  is 
fatuous  to  talk  about  redemption  of  men  unless  we  can  save 
them  from  the  wars  that  destroy  them,  from  the  ghettoes 
that  fetter  them,  from  the  ideals  of  mammon  that  seduce 
thsm.  We  need  a  convincing  theology,  without  the  obscur- 
antisms and  medievalism,  that  will  move  men  to  repentance 
and  inspire  a  victory  over  the  things  that  are  spoiling  both 
our  individual  and  collective  lives.  The  Church  will  not  be 
renewed  by  lectures  of  theism,  though  these  have  their  place. 
The  altars  of  the  Church  have  been  filled  with  seekers  when 
she  was  able  to  convince  them  that  God  was  in  Christ,  recon- 
ciling His  children  to  Himself.  We  must  see  the  redemptive 
task  again  as  basic  and  build  it  upon  a  world-view  that 
requires  it. 

Secondly,  we  may  engage  in  a  more  intensive  study  of  the 
Bible.  The  Scripture  is  the  soul  of  Christianity.  Even  if  the 
Church  were  destroyed  and  Christianity  as  an  organized 
movement  ceased  to  be,  if  the  Bible  were  preserved,  its 
record  of  divine  love  would  in  time  generate  another  Chris- 
tianity. But  if  the  Bible  ever  were  to  be  abandoned,  Chris- 
tianity will  be  done  for.  A  first  task  in  the  recovery  of  the 
Christian  faith  is  a  widespread  study  of  the  Bible  by  the 
rank  and  file  of  Christian  people. 

We  have  not  yet  explored  in  depth  the  possibility  of  a 
corporate  study  of  the  Scriptures.  Suppose  that  some  year 
The  United  Methodist  Church  would  earnestly  study  as  a 
body  the  Gospel  of  Luke,  or  the  Letter  to  the  Romans,  or 
the  mighty  canvass  of  the  final  victory  of  faith,  the  theme 
of  the  Book  of  Revelation.  Suppose  it  were  done  under  the 
tutelage  of  its  ministry,  and  the  parish  ministers  under 
the  leading  of  their  superintendents  and  bishops.  God  only 
knows  what  such  a  study  might  bring  in  increased  loyalty, 
gladness,  and  religious  creativity  to  the  membership  of  the 
Church. 

Once  more,  the  Church  must  invite  men  and  women  to 
commitment.  To  proclaim  the  Gospel  is  a  minimum;  we 


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must  seek  also  for  acceptance.  We  are  aware  that  what 
was  once  the  practice  of  the  Church  has  fallen  into  disfavor. 
We  have  said  that  modern  people  do  not  want  to  be  censured 
for  their  sins  and  urged  to  come  to  Jesus.  One  wonders 
sometimes,  however,  if  men  are  not  more  willing  to  respond 
than  the  Church  to  invite.  Certainly  the  Master  did  not 
hesitate  to  ask  men  to  follow  him,  and  his  great  apostle 
affirmed  that  we  m.ake  full  proof  of  our  ministry  when  we 
do  the  work  of  an  evangelist.  The  offer  of  redemption 
through  Christ  opens  the  door  to  those  who  might  not  other- 
wise come,  and  it  blesses  with  increased  ardor  those  who 
extend  the  invitation. 

It  is  to  be  hoped  that  this  Conference  will  feel  moved  to 
join  other  communions  in  this  land  in  the  program  of  "Key 
'73"  and  with  other  members  of  the  world-wide  Methodist 
family  in  their  emphasis  culminating  on  evangelism,  and 
ending  in  1975. 

On  the  occasion  of  the  bicentennial  of  Wesley's  birth, 
Woodrow  Wilson,  then  president  of  Princeton  University, 
was  asked  to  lecture  at  Wesleyan  University  on  "John 
Wesley's  Place  in  History."  The  future  President  of  the 
United  States  responded  with  one  of  the  most  perceptive 
addresses  of  his  career.  Wesley  lived,  he  told  his  hearers, 
in  an  age  of  great  vitality,  when  England  was  both  engaged 
in  feverish  expansion  of  its  domains  overseas  and  yet  still 
caught  in  the  toils  of  her  great  constitutional  revolution,  a 
time  also  when  a  galaxy  of  literary  men  held  court — Pope, 
Goldsmith,  Burke,  Hume,  Adam  Smith,  Gibbon,  Cowper, 
Burns,  and  Samuel  Johnson — a  time  when  the  terrific 
earthquake  in  France  was  sending  its  tremors  before,  and 
the  mighty  Industrial  Revolution  was  being  born.  Into  this 
age  Wesley  came — not  to  create  life ;  it  was  full  of  that — but 
to  summon  it  to  consciousness.  As  Wilson  put  it,  "The  eight- 
eenth century  was  not  dead ;  it  was  not  even  asleep  it  was 
only  confused,  unorganized,  without  authoritative  leader- 
ship in  matters  of  faith  .  .  .  uncertain  of  its  direction.  .  . 
The  time  was  ready  and  cried  out  for  a  spiritual  revival." 
Wesley  spoke,  "and  men's  spirits  responded,  leaped  at  the 
message  and  were  made  wholesome  as  they  comprehended 
it.  It  was  a  voice  for  which  they  had  waited  though  they 
knew  it  not  ...  It  was  the  voice  of  the  century's  longing 
found  in  the  mouth  of  this  one  man."  And  Wilson  adds  that 
the  great  impulse  of  humane  feeling  v/hich  marked  the 
closing  years  of  the  century — the  reform  of  prisons,  the 
abolition  of  slavery,  the  establishment  of  missionary  socie- 
ties, the  philanthropies  and  legislative  measures  that  were 
to  lift  the  lot  of  the  poor — in  no  small  way  occurred  because 
a  little  Oxford  don,  with  cap  and  bands  and  a  warmed  heart, 


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went  everywhere  trying  as  he  phrased  it,  "by  the  grace  of 
God  to  beget,  preserve  and  increase  the  life  of  God  in  the 
souls  of  men." 

The  parallels  between  the  needs  of  our  time  and  Wesley's 
should  not  be  lost. 

May  this  General  Conference  be  a  servant  of  the  same 
high  purposes.  And  may  the  good  God  bless  us  with  a  tithe 
of  his  success ! 

Signed : 

Arthur  J.  Moore 
J.  Waskom  Pickett 
William  C.  Martin 
James  H.  Straughn 
Shot  K.  Mondol 
Clement  D.  Rockey 
Fred  P.  Corson 
W.  Earl  Ledden 
W.  Angie  Smith 
Paul  E.  Martin 
Paul  N.  Garber 
Willis  J.  King 
Charles  W.  Brashares 
John  A.  Subhan 
Lloyd  C.  Wicke 
John  Wesley  Lord 
Marvin  A.  Franklin 
Roy  H.  Short 
Richard  C.  Raines 
Marshall  R.  Reed 
H.  Clifford  Northcott 
Hazen  G.  Werner 
Gerald  H.  Kennedy 
Donald  H.  Tippett 
Jose  L.  Valencia 
Sante  Uberto  Barbieri 
Frederick  B.  Newell 
Edgar  A.  Love 
Edwin  E.  Voigt 
F.  Gerald  Ensley 
Friedrich  Wunderlich 
Reuben  H.  Mueller 
Harold  R.  Heininger 
Prince  A.  Taylor,  Jr. 
Eugene  M.  Frank 
Nolan  B.  Harmon 
Ralph  E.  Dodge 
Mangal  Singh 
Gabriel  Sundaram 


J.  Gordon  Howard 
Hermann  W.  Kaebnick 
Paul  M.  Herrick 
W.  Maynard  Sparks 
Fred  G.  Holloway 
W.  Ralph  Ward 
James  K.  Mathevn^s 
O,  Eugene  Slater 
W.  Kenneth  Pope 
Paul  V.  Galloway 
Aubrey  G.  Walton 
Kenneth  W.  Copeland 
Ralph  T.  Alton 
Edwin  R.  Garrison 
T.  Otto  Nall 
Charles  F.  Golden 
Noah  W.  Moore,  Jr. 
James  W.  Henley 
Paul  Hardin,  Jr. 
J.  Owen  Smith 
Paul  W.  Milhouse 
Pedro  Zottele 
W.  Kenneth  Goodson 
Edward  J.  Pendergrass 
H.  Ellis  Finger,  Jr. 
Earl  G.  Hunt,  Jr. 
D wight  E.  Loder 
Thomas  M.  Pryor 
Francis  E.  Kearns 
Lance  Webb 
W.  McFerrin  Stowe 
R.  Marvin  Stuart 
James  S.  Thomas 
John  Wesley  Shungu 
ESCRIVAO  A.  Zunguze 
Harry  P.  Andreassen 
S.  Trowen  Nagbe 
A.  J.  Shaw 
Franz  W.  Schaefer 


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L.  Scott  Allen 
Paul  A.  Washburn 

C.  Ernst  Sommer 
Alsie  H.  Carleton 

D.  Frederick  Wertz 
Roy  C.  Nichols 

A.  James  Armstrong 
William  R.  Cannon 
Abel  T.  Muzorewa 


Cornelio  M.  Ferrer 
Paul  L.  A.  Granadosin 
R.  D.  JosHi 
Joseph  R.  Lance 
Eric  A.  Mitchell 
Federico  J.  Pagura 
Armin  Haertel 
OLE  E.  Borgen 


Bishops  of  The  United  Methodist  Church 


JOURNAL 

OF  THE 

1972  GENERAL  CONFERENCE 

THE  UNITED  METHODIST  CHURCH 

FIRST  DAY,  SUNDAY,  APRIL  16,  1972 

EVENING  SESSION 

Holy  Communion 

The  Service  of  Holy  Communion  was  celebrated  at  7:30  p.m.  in 
the  Civic  Center,  Atlanta,  Georgia.  The  Sacrament  vi^as  administered 
by  the  Council  of  Bishops  with  the  active  participation  of  the  several 
Jurisdictional  Colleges  of  Bishops  and  representative  Bishops  of  The 
United  Methodist  Church  overseas. 

The  Judicial  Council  joined  the  Council  of  Bishops  in  the  proces- 
sional. 

The  ministry  of  music  was  provided  by  the  Clark  College  Choir 
under  the  direction  of  Prof.  Calvin  B.  Grimes. 

The  organist  was  Mr.  John  Dressier,  Minister  of  Music,  Peachtree 
Road  United  Methodist  Church,  Atlanta,  Georgia. 

In  charge  of  the  ushering  were  Dr.  Eugene  Drinkard  and  Dr. 
Jonathan  Jackson  of  Atlanta,  Georgia. 

This  service  is  the  Alternate  Ritual  for  Holy  Communion  prepared 
under  the  direction  of  the  Commission  on  Worship  of  The  United 
Methodist  Church. 

The  Sacrament  of  the  Lord's  Supper — Order  of  Service 

Prelude — "Fantasia  in  A  Minor"   J.  S.  Bach 

Greeting  Bishop  Paul  Hardin,  Jr., 

Columbia  Area 

Grace  and  peace  to  you  from  God  our  Father  and  the  Lord  Jesus 

Christ. 

Amen. 

The  Risen  Christ  is  with  us! 

Praise  the  Lord! 

Hymn    of    Praise— "HOLY,    HOLY,    HOLY!     LORD     GOD     AL- 
MIGHTY!" 
Holy,  holy,  holy!  Lord  God  Almighty! 
Early  in  the  morning  our  song  shall  rise  to  thee; 
Holy,  holy,  holy!  Merciful  and  mighty; 
God  in  three  persons,  blessed  Trinity! 

Holy,  holy,  holy!  All  the  saints  adore  thee, 
Casting  down  their  golden  crowns  around  the  glassy  sea; 
Cherubim  and  seraphim  falling  down  before  thee, 
Which  wert,  and  art,  and  evermore  shall  be. 

Holy,  holy,  holy !  Though  the  darkness  hide  thee. 
Though  the  eye  of  sinful  man  thy  glory  may  not  see; 

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Only  thou  art  holy ;  there  is  none  beside  thee, 
Perfect  in  power,  in  love,  and  purity. 

Holy,  holy,  holy!  Lord  God  Almighty! 

All  thy   works   shall   praise   thy   name   in   earth    and   sky    and    sea; 

Holy,  holy,  holy!  merciful  and  mighty; 

God  in  three  persons,  blessed  Trinity !  Amen. 

Confession  and  Pardon 

When  we  gather  to  praise  God,  we  remember  that  we  are  his 
people  who  have  preferred  our  wills  to  his.  Accepting  his  power  to 
become  new  persons  in  Christ,  let  us  confess  our  sin  before  God 
and  one  another. 

Eternal  Father,  we  confess  that  often  we  have  failed  to  be  an  obe- 
dient Church: 

we  have  not  done  your  will, 

we  have  broken  your  law, 

we  have  rebelled  against  your  love, 

we  have  not  loved  our  neighbors ; 

we  have  not  heard  the  cry  of  the  needy. 
Forgive  us,  we  pray. 

Free  us  for  joyful  obedience, 

through  Jesus  Christ  our  Lord.  Amen. 
Hear  the  good  news:  "Christ  died  for  us  while  we  were  yet  sinners; 
that  is  God's  own  proof  of  his  love  toward  us." 
In  the  name  of  Jesus  Christ  you  are  forgiven ! 
In  the  name  of  Jesus  Christ  you  are  forgiven! 
Glory  to  God.  Amen. 

Act  of  Praise — "Gloria  Patri" 

Glory  be  to  the  Father,  and  to  the  Son,  and  to  the  Holy  Ghost; 
As    it   was   in   the    beginning,   is   now,   and   ever   shall   be,   world 
without  end.  Amen,  Amen. 

Prayer  for  Illumination   Bishop  Paul  A.  Washburn 

Minnesota  Area 
Lord,  open  our  hearts  and  minds  by  the  power  of  your  Holy 
Spirit,  that  as  the  Scriptures  are  read  and  the  Word  proclaimed, 
we  may  hear  with  joy  what  you  say  to  us  today.  Amen. 

First  Scripture  Lesson — Mark  14:22-26 

Anthem — "Rejoice   My   Soul"    Milli  Balakireff 

Clark  College  Choir,  Atlanta 

Second  Scripture  Lesson — I  Corinthians  1:4-24 

Bishop  Joseph  R.  Lance 
Lucknow  Area 

Sermon   Bishop  Charles  W.  Brashares 

Retired 

Affirmation   Bishop  John  Wesley  Shungu 

Zaire  (Congo)  Africa 
We  believe  in  God: 

Who  has  created  and  is  creating, 
who  has  come  in  the  true  man,  Jesus, 

to  reconcile  and  make  new, 
who  works  in  us  and  others  by  his  Spirit. 
We  trust  him. 

He  calls  us  to  be  in  his  Church: 
to  celebrate  his  presence, 


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to  love  and  serve  others, 

to  seek  justice  and  resist  evil, 

to  proclaim  Jesus,  crucified  and  risen, 
our  judge  and  our  hope. 
In  life,  in  death,  in  life  beyond  death, 

God  is  with  us. 
We  are  not  alone. 
Thanks  be  to  God. 

Prayers  for  Others    Bishop  W.  Kenneth  Pope 

Dallas-Fort  Worth  Area 
Let  us  pray: 

That   the   world   may  live    in    peace,    and    that   the    Church    may 
achieve  unity,  fulfilling  its  service  here  and  everyw^here : 
This  is  our  prayer. 

That  all  ministers   and  teachers   in   the   Church   may  be  faithful 
servants   of  the  gospel,  leading   others   into   its  way  of   life   and 
strengthening  their  faith : 
This  is  our  prayer. 

That  the  leaders  of  this  nation  and  of  the  world  may  govern  with 
justice  and  mercy: 
This  is  our  prayer. 

That  all  our  work  may  be  done  for  the  common  good;  that  it  be 
done  in   safety;   and   that   all   may  be   spared  from  grinding   toil 
which  destroys  fullness  of  life : 
This  is  our  prayer. 

That  those  who  work  on  frontiers  of  truth  and  those  who  enrich 
our  lives  with  beauty  and  joy  may  be  free  to  follow  their  vocations : 
This  is  our  prayer. 

That  those  who   suffer  disease  or   poverty  or   loneliness   or   grief 
may  be  healed   and  comforted;   that  those  who   are  oppressed  or 
persecuted  may  be  strengthened  and  delivered : 
This  is  our  prayer. 

That  those   whom  we   have   known   and  loved   who   have   died   in 
the  faith  may  be  a  glorious  memory  to  us  and  a  source  of  renewed 
fellowship  with  all  the  saints : 
This  is  our  prayer,  through  Jesus  Christ  our  Lord.  Amen. 

The  Peace  Bishop  R.  Marvin  Stuart 

Denver  Area 
Christ  our  Lord  invites  to  his  table  all  who  love  him  and  who  desire 
to  live  in  peace  with  one  another.  Therefore  let  us  offer  each  other 
signs  of  reconciliation  and  love. 

The  Offering 

As  forgiven  and  reconciled  people,  let  us  offer  ourselves  and  our 
gifts  to  God. 

Anthem — "Let  Us  Break  Bread  Together" 

Wayne  Howorth 
Clark  College  Choir 
Thanksgiving — 

Bishop  Roy  C,  Nichols  and  Bishop  W.  Kenneth  Goodson 

Pittsburg  Area  Birmingham  Area 

The  Lord  is  with  you. 
And  with  you  also. 
Lift  up  your  hearts. 
We  lift  them  up  to  the  Lord. 
Let  us  give  thanks  to  the  Lord  our  God. 
It  is  right  to  give  him  thanks  and  praise. 


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Father,   it  is    right  that   we   should   always   and   everywhere   give 

you  thanks  and  praise. 

Only  you  are  God. 

You  created  all  things  and  called  them  good. 

You  made  us  in  your  own  image. 

Even  when  we  rebelled  against  your  love, 
you  did  not  desert  us. 

You  delivered  us  from  captivity, 

made  covenant  to  be  our  God  and  King, 

and  spoke  to  us  through  your  prophets. 

Therefore,  we  join  the  entire  company  of  heaven 

and  all  your  people  now  on  earth 

in  worshiping  and  glorifying  you : 
Holy,  holy,  holy  Lord,  God  of  power  and  might, 
heaven  and  earth  are  full  of  your  glory. 

Hosanna  in  the  highest. 
Blessed  is  he  who  comes  in  the  name  of  the  Lord. 

Hosanna  in  the  highest. 

We  thank  you,  Father, 

that  you  loved  the  world  so  much 

you  sent  your  only  Son  to  be  our  Savior. 
The  Lord  of  all  life  came  to  live  among  us. 

He  healed  and  taught  men, 

ate  with  sinners, 

and  won  for  you  a  new  people  by  water  and  the  Spirit. 
We  saw  his  glory. 

Yet  he  humbled  himself  in  obedience  to  your  will, 
freely  accepting  death  on  a  cross. 
By  dying,  he  freed  us  from  unending  death ; 
by  rising  from  the  dead,  he  gave  us  everlasting  life. 

On  the  night  in  which  he  gave  himself  up  for  us, 

the  Lord  Jesus  took  bread. 
After  giving  you  thanks, 

he  broke  the  bread, 
gave  it  to  his  disciples,  and  said: 
Take,  eat;  this  is  my  body  which  is  given  for  you. 
When  the  supper  was  over, 

he  took  the  cup. 
Again  he  returned  thanks  to  you, 

gave  the  cup  to  his  disciples,  and  said: 
Drink  from  this,  all  of  you, 

this  is  the  cup  of  the  new  covenant  in  my  blood, 

poured  out  for  you  and  many, 

for  the  forgiveness  of  sins. 
When  we  eat  this  bread  and  drink  this  cup, 

we  experience  anew  the  presence  of  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ 

and  look  forward  to  his  coming  in  final  victory. 
Christ  has  died, 
Christ  is  risen, 
Christ  will  come  again. 
We  remember  and  proclaim.  Heavenly  Father, 

what  your  Son  has  done  for  us 

in  his  life  and  death, 

in  his  resurrection  and  ascension. 
Accept  our  sacrifice  of  praise  and  thanksgiving 

in  union  with  Christ's  offering  for  us, 

as  a  reasonable  and  holy  surrender  of  ourselves. 
Send  the  power  of  your  Holy  Spirit  on  us. 


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gathered  here  out  of  love  for  you, 

and  on  these  gifts. 
Help  us  know 

in  the  breaking  of  this  bread 

and  the  drinking  of  this  wine 

the  presence  of  Christ 

who  gave  his  body  and  blood  for  mankind. 
Make  us  one  with  Christ, 

one  with  each  other, 

and  one  in  service  to  all  mankind. 
Through  your  Son  Jesus  Christ, 

with  the  Holy  Spirit  in  your  Holy  Church, 

all  glory  and  honor  is  yours,  Father.  Amen. 
Our  Father  in  heaven, 

holy  be  your  name, 

your  kingdom  come, 

your  will  be  done, 

on  earth  as  in  heaven. 
Give  us  today  the  bread  we  need. 
Forgive  us  our  sins, 

as  we  forgive  those  who  sin  against  us. 
Save  us  in  the  time  of  trial, 

and  deliver  us  from  evil. 
For  the  kingdom,  the  power,  and  the  glory  are  j'ours, 

now  and  forever.  Amen. 

The  Breaking  of  Bread  and  Taking  of  the  Cup 

Bishop  Thomas  M.  Pryor 

Chicago  Area 

Because   there   is   one   loaf,   we,   many   as   we   are,   are  one   body; 

for  it  is  one  loaf  of  which  we  all  partake. 

When  we   break  the   bread,   is  it   not  a   means   of   sharing   in   the 

body  of  Christ? 
When  we  give  thanks  over  the  cup,  is  it  not  a  means  of  sharing 
in  the  blood  of  Christ? 

The  Giving 

The  body  of  Christ,  given  for  you. 

Amen. 

The  blood  of  Christ,  given  for  you. 

Amen. 

Prayer  After  Receiving 

You  have  given  yourself  to  us,  Lord. 

Now  we  give  ourselves  for  others. 

Your  love  has  made  us  a  new  people; 

as  a  people  of  love  we  will  serve  you  with  joy. 

Your  glory  has  filled  our  hearts; 

help  us  to  glorify  you  in  all  things.  Amen. 

Hymn — "For  the  Bread,  Which  Thou  Hast  Broken" 
For  the  bread,  which  thou  hast  broken, 
For  the  wine,  which  thou  hast  poured, .  . 
For  the  words,  which  thou  hast  spoken, 
Now  we  give  thee  thanks,  O  Lord. 

By  this  pledge  that  thou  dost  love  us. 
By  thy  gift  of  peace  restored, 
By  thy  call  to  heaven  above  us. 
Hallow  all  our  lives,  O  Lord. 


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With  our  sainted  ones  in  glory 
Seated  at  our  Father's  board, 
May  the  Church  that  waiteth  for  thee 
Keep  love's  tie  unbroken,  Lord. 

In  thy  service,  Lord,  defend  us; 
In  our  hearts  keep  watch  and  ward ; 
In  the  world  where  thou  dost  send  us 
Let  thy  Kingdom  come,  O  Lord.  Amen. 

Benediction   Bishop  J.  Owen  Smith 

Atlanta  Area 
Go  out  in  peace  to  serve  God  and  your  neighbor  in  all  that 
you  do. 

We  are  sent  in  Christ's  name. 
The  blessing  of  Almighty  God, 
Father,  Son,  and  Holy  Spirit, 
is  with  you  always. 
Amen. 

POSTLUDE — "Improvisation" 


SECOND  DAY,  MONDAY,  APRIL  17,  1972 
MORNING  SESSION 

Opening 

The  1972  session  of  the  General  Conference  of  The  United 
Methodist  Church  convened  in  the  Civic  Center  at  Atlanta, 
Georgia,  Monday,  April  17,  1972,  at  8:30  a.m.,  with  Bishop 
Paul  Hardin,  Jr.,  of  the  Columbia  Area,  Southeastern  Juris- 
diction, and  President  of  the  Council  of  Bishops,  presiding. 

Bishop  Hardin  introduced  Carlton R.  Young  (East  Ohio), 
General  Conference  Director  of  Music,  who  announced  the 
hymn,  "O,  For  a  Thousand  Tongues  to  Sing."  The  Con- 
ference stood  and  joined  in  the  singing  of  the  hymn.  Bishop 
Arthur  J.  Moore  led  the  Conference  in  prayer. 

Bishop  Arthur  J.  Moore:  Let  us  pray.  Eternal  God,  our  Heavenly 
Father,  at  the  beginning  of  this  Conference  we  pause  to  worship 
thee.  Thou  art  the  source  of  our  life  and  the  strength  of  pilgrimage. 
Make  us  aware  of  thy  presence  and  sensitive  to  thy  will.  We  pray 
that  thou  will  bless  and  prosper  thy  people  called  Methodist  around 
the  world.  We  pray  for  those  who  have  authority  in  government 
over  us  but  under  thee.  Impart  to  them  purity  in  motive,  right  judg- 
ment in  council  and  fairness  in  administration  in  order  that  their 
leadership  may  promote  the  establishment  of  peace  and  righteousness. 

Grant  that  neither  through  arrogance  begotten  of  prosperity  nor 
conceit  bred  in  earthly  success  that  they  forget  their  dependence 
upon  Thee.  Give  to  thy  children  throughout  the  world  strength  for 
dealing  with  living,  courage  for  every  struggle,  be  with  them  in  their 
complexity  and  success  in  their  labors.  We  pray  for  this  Conference. 
For  these  thy  children  here  assembled  seeking  to  give  leadership  to 
this  part  of  Thy  church,  invade  our  hearts  with  quietness.  Help  us  in 
all  our  deliberations  to  look  beyond  the  problems  related  to  these 
exciting  times  and  remember  that  Christ  goes  before  us.  Enable  us 
to  be  in  the  way  with  Christ  but  never  in  his  way.  Help  us  to  remem- 
ber those  invisible  but  invincible  resources  which  are  ours  because 
we  are  thine.  Prevent  us  from  pitching  our  song  in  a  minor  key 
and  help  us  to  believe  that  Christ  goes  before  us.  Help  us  to  remem- 
ber those  deathless  promises  of  Christ  to  be  with  us.  Give  us  a  gospel 
for  this  sinful  and  scornful  world;  help  us  to  reject  the  subtle  appeal 
of  secularism,  and  make  us  a  people  whose  God  is  the  Lord.  Give  us 
a  concern  which  will  make  us  thirst  for  living  water.  Grant  that 
the  gospel  we  preach  will  contain  not  only  the  reform  of  the  Old 
Testament  but  the  redemption  of  men  and  society  as  promised  in 
the  New  Testament. 

Help  us  to  go  to  our  task  not  with  fear  but  with  faith;  not  with 
crutch  and  bandage  and  quenched  music  but  with  the  sound  of 
trumpets  and  marching  feet.  Make  us  to  be  the  heralds  of  the  love 
of  Christ  and  the  diviners  and  the  defenders  of  those  moral  and 
spiritual  convictions  which  will  save  us  from  corruption.  Keep  us 
reverent,  humble  and  open-minded,  with  sensitive  souls  attuned  to  thy 
will,  and  although  our  heads  become  gray  keep  our  hearts  young. 
May  thy  Spirit  guide  our  thinking  to  revive  our  hearts  and  make 
us  appear  to  do  thy  will.  Empower  afresh  this  United  Methodist 
Church;  give  us  a  more  tenacious  hold  upon  those  everlasting  certain- 
ties which  will  make  this  Conference  the  birth  place  of  a  new  spiri- 

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tual   offensive,   and   our   prayer   is   in    the    name    of   the    Lord    Jesus 
Christ.  Amen. 

Candler  School  of  Theology  Choraliers 

Carlton  Young  presented  the  Choraliers  from  Candler 
School  of  Theology,  Emory  University,  Atlanta,  Georgia, 
who  sang  two  selections  for  the  Conference. 

Roll  Call— J.  Wesley  Hole,  Secretary 

Bishop  Hardin  recognized  J.  Wesley  Hole,  Secretary  of 
the  General  Conference,  for  the  roll  call. 

/.  Wesley  Hole  (Southern  California-Arizona)  :  Bishop  Hardin, 
members  of  the  General  Conference.  Our  rules  require  that  the  roll 
shall  be  called  by  the  Secretary  in  the  following  manner:  first  there 
shall  be  called  the  names  of  the  bishops  who  have  died  since  the 
adjournment  of  the  preceding  General  Conference,  and  likewise  the 
names  of  delegates-elect  who  have  died.  Would  you   please   stand. 

Deceased  Bishops: 

Bishop  Raymond  L.  Archer,  Bishop  George  Edward  Epp,  Bishop 
Costen  J.  Harrell,  Bishop  J.  Ralph  Magee,  Bishop  Everett  M. 
Palmer,  Bishop  Glenn  R.  Phillips. 

Deceased  delegates-elect: 

Frederick  M.   Darrow,  John  B.  F.  Williams,   Moises   Rodriguez. 

Deceased  reserve  delegates : 

Austin  E.  Betterly,  John  Hansen,  Ralph  Hays,  W.  Y.  Jenkins, 
Jr.,  Joseph  H.  Wagner. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Our  Father,  as  we  pause  for  a  moment  in  tribute 
of  these  of  our  colleagues  and  friends  who  have  departed  this  fellow- 
ship to  enter  into  a  larger  fellowship  with  thee,  we  give  thee  grateful 
thanks  for  their  lives,  for  their  service  and  for  their  devotion  to  the 
Church  which  we  love  and  serve,  and  above  that,  to  the  Christ  who 
is  our  Savior.  As  we  remember  them  with  loving  gratitude,  we  pray 
at  the  same  time  for  those  of  us  who  remain,  that  we  may  be  faithful 
to  the  trust  that  is  ours.  In  Christ's  name  we  pray.  Amen. 

/.  Wesley  Hole:  May  I  say  that  every  effort  has  been  made  to 
include  the  names  of  all  who  have  died  since  their  election.  If  any 
name  has  been  missed,  would  you  please  advise  us  in  order  that  the 
list  may  be  complete  in  the  Journal  when  it  is  printed.  Second,  the 
record  of  attendance  of  delegates  and  others  shall  be  made  in  writing 
to  the  Secretary  of  the  General  Conference  as  follows : 

The  Secretary  of  the  Council  of  Bishops  for  the  Bishops, 

The  Secretary  of  the  Judicial  Council  for  that  body. 

The  Chairman  of  each  Conference  delegation  for  its  membership. 

A  blank  has  been  prepared  for  each  delegation  for  that  purpose. 
It  is  in  a  large  envelope  on  your  desk.  Instructions  are  printed  on 
the  blank.  Please  complete  the  information,  sign  the  form,  and  turn 
it  in  to  the  roll  call  secretary  here  on  the  platform  or  in  the  secre- 
tary's office.  Room  102,  as  soon  as  possible.  This,  Bishop  Hardin,  will 
complete  the  roll  call. 

The  Secretary  of  the  Council  of  Bishops  reported  all 
bishops  were  present  with  the  exception  of  Bishops 
Straughn,  W.  Angie  Smith,  Reed,  Schaefer,  and  Werner. 

The  Secretary  of  the  Judicial  Council  reported  all  mem- 
bers were  present. 


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The   delegation   chairmen   reported   the  following   dele- 
gates were  in  attendance: 

Agra  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Sisa  Masih  Sagar 
Lay — Ambrose  Barnes 
Alabama-West  Florida  Animal  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial— Charles  H.  Hildreth,  Paul  A.  Duffey,  Joel  D.  McDavid, 

Robert  L.  Wilson,  Ellis  R.  Dickerson,  John  E.  Vickers 
Lay — Roy  M.  Jordan,   Kenneth  Cooper,  John  Creel,   Foster  Eich, 
Harry  E.  McDavid,  Foy  Campbell 
Angola  Annual  Conference  {OS) 

Ministerial — Antonio  Filipe  de  Freitas 
Lay — Nobre  Pereira  Fereira  Dias 
Baltimore  Annual  Conference  (A^E) 

Ministerial — David   H.    Andrews,    Edward   G.    Carroll,    E.    William 
Hall,  Forrest  C.  Stith,  Frank  L.  Williams,  F.  Norman  Van  Brunt, 
Laverne  E.  Rohrbaugh,  L.  Carroll  Yingling,  Herbert  L.  D.  Dog- 
gett,  John  B.  Jones,  Merrill  W.  Drennan 
Lay — Everett  Jones,  Thurman  L.  Dodson,  Mrs.  Helen  Wicklein,  W. 
Carroll   Beatty,    Carroll    D.    Bristow,    Mary    K.    Will,    Harry    K. 
Underwood,  Theodore  E.  Schiller,  Thomas  C.  Blickenstaff,   Mrs. 
Barbara  Thompson,  Charles  L.  Mann 
Bengal  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Pravash  R.  Mullick 
Lay — Emmanuel  Marandi 
Bombay  Annual  Conference  {OS) 
Ministerial — Justin  N.  Harris 
Lay — Vincent  Bengers 
California-Nevada  Annual  Conference  {W) 

Ministerial — Wilbur  W.  Choy,  Arthur  V.  Thurman,  John  V.  Moore, 
C.   Douglas   Hayward,   Hamilton   T.   Boswell,   Clifford   S.   Droke, 
Robert  W.  Moon 
Lay — Frank  Webber,  Richard  O.  Johnson,  Grace  Catterall,  Melvin 
Brawn,  Olivia  Carrell,  Glenn  O.  Booth,  J.  Everett  Walker 
Central  Alabama  Annual  Conference  {SE) 
Ministerial — Charles  L.  Hutchinson 
Lay — Quenton  D.  Adams 
Central  Congo  Annual  Conference  {OS) 
Ministerial— Emile  Museu 
Lay — Andre  Ukunda 
Central  Illinois  Annual  Conference  {NC) 

Ministerial — Eugene  J.  Moore,  Frank  H.  Nestler,  Harold  W.  Loyd, 
R.   Benjamin   Garrison,  Wayne   C.   Hess,   Robert  W.  Thornburg, 
Dale  E.  Pitcher,  E.  Paul  Unger,  Jack  B.  North,  James  K.  White 
Lay — Lloyd    M.    Bertholf,    Mrs.    Ellen    Hanna,    Reid    Tombaugh, 
Richard    Gantz,    Mrs.    Charles    Galbreath,    Walter    W.    Muller, 
Gerald  Downie,  Charlotte  Gurtner 
Lay  Reserves — George  Bolinger,  Anna  Fox 
Central  New  York  Annual  Conference  {NE) 

Ministerial — Robert    J.    McCune,    Robert    L.    Homer,    William    R. 

Swales,  Warren  G.  Odom 
Lay — Robert  Mann,  Mrs.  Howard  Totten 
Lay  Reserves — Mrs.  Stanley  Robinson,  Mrs.  Robert  McCune 
Central  Pennsylvania  Annual  Conference  {NE) 

Ministerial — Daniel  L.  Shearer,  Paul  E.  Myers,  William  F.  Woods, 

Thomas    R.    Springman,    Martin    W.    Hopkins,    Calvin    H.    Cole, 

Brian  A.  Fetterman,  John  B.  Howes,  Grantas  E.  Hoopert,  Arthur 

W.  Stambach 

Lay— Robert  E.  Knupp,  Paul  G.  Gilmore,  Charles  E.  Edgar,  Earl  D. 


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Warner,  Mrs.  Frank  W.  Ake,  Ralph  M.  Ritter,  Harry  H.  Jacobs, 
Jr.,  Mrs.  Thomas  J.  Hopkins,  Kenneth   H.  Plummer,   H.  Leroy 
Marlow 
Central  Texas  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — William  M.  Greenwaldt,  Eric  C.  Purnell,  Gordon 
Dennis,  Maggart  B.  Howell,  Sidney  Roberts,  H.  Brown  Loyd 

Lay— Roy  J.  Grogan,  Morris  D.  Walker,  Mrs.  W.  V.  Bane,  Carroll 
Wilson,  Dr.  Alice  Wonders,  Eldon  B.  Mahon 
Costa  Rica  Annual  Conference  {OS) 

Lay — Roberto  K.  Vargas 
Czechoslovakia  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Vilem  Schneeberger 

Lay — Vlastislav  Malac 
Delhi  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — James  Lai 

Lay— C.  D.  S.  Newton 
Denmark  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Eigil  Carlsen 

Lay — Frede  Johansen 
Detroit  Annual  Conference  (NC) 

Ministerial — Jesse  R.  Dewitt,  James  W.  Bristah,  James  D.  Cochran, 
Raymond  R.  Lamb,  John  E.  Marvin,  Robert  E.  Horton,  Edward 
L.  Duncan,  John  N.  Grenfell,  Jr.,  Woodie  W.  White 

Lay — Carl  R.  Ammennan,  Irene  Norris,  Harold  M.  Karls,  Freda 
Spafford,  Mary  Good,  James  Ragland,  William  C.  Hitchock,  Wil- 
liam E.  Bright,  Lionel  Thompson 
East  Ohio  Annual  Conference  (NC) 

Ministerial— Robert  W.  Kelley,  Robert  J.  Tolbert,  Kenneth  W.  Hulit, 
Thomas  L.  Cromwell,  Abraham  L.  Brandyberry,  Robert  H. 
Courtney,  Forrest  G.  Nees,  J.  R.  Nelson,  Charles  M.  Dailey,  Blake 
D.  Wagner,  Calvin  R.  Myers,  Edwin  P.  Eberly,  Paul  0.  Mayer 

Lay — Mrs.  Monroe  Cooke,  Thomas  P.  Moore,  John  Chittum,  Francis 
M.   Glasgow,   Melvin  Hayes,   Francis   Lang,   Delmar  T.   O'Hara, 
Mrs.  Clarence  E.  Achberger,  Albert  Robinson,  Alfred  B.  Bonds, 
Leonard  White,  Merritt  Clymer,  Gene  Boyer 
Eastern  Pennsylvania  Annual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial — Mark  J.  Hostetter,  F.  Lewis  Walley,  Edwin  L.  Ellis, 
Henry  W.  Zehner,  George  W.  Bashore,  Henry  H.  Nichols,  War- 
ren F.  Mentzer,  Thomas  A.  Buttimer 

Lay — Mrs.  Ruth  M.  Daugherty,  Carlton  S.  Dodge,  Lawton  W. 
Shroyer,  John  R.  Harper,  Harold  H.  Quickel,  William  C.  Jason, 
Jr.,  Mrs.  Reta  S.  Barto 

Lay  Reserve — William  G.  Luff 
Florida  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — George  A.  Foster,  Robert  M.  Blackburn,  Eugene  M. 
Zimmerman,  Ralph  B.  Huston,  Al  A.  Hedberg,  Millard  C. 
Cleveland,  James  L.  Knox,  John  J.  Rooks,  W.  Scott  Bozeman, 
Walter  B.  Rutland,  Walter  N.  Kalaf 

Lay — William  A.  Meadows,  Richard  V.  Moore,  Percy  B.  Revels, 
Olive  E.  Watson,  O.  B.  Fanning,  Ethel  M.  Gray,  Robert  T.  Mann, 
Ray  L.  Redstone,  William  S.  Hughlett,  Alfred  B.  Blackburn, 
Mrs.  H.  V.  Weems,  Edd  W.  Gentry 

Ministerial  Reserves — C.  Durward  McDonell,  Hector  Navas* 

Lay  Reserve — Harry  L.  Burney,  Jr. 
Georgia  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — Anderson  C.  Epps 

Lay— T.  R.  Wilson 
Annual  Conference  of  German  Democratic  Republic  (OS) 


*  Former  E.U.B.   Jurisdictional  Reserve  seated   in   place  of  a   former    E.U.B.    prin- 
cipal delegate. 


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Ministerial — Gerhard  Havemann,  Herbert  Gotz 

Lay — Karl-Heinz  Enke,  Harry  Schneidereit 
Gujarat  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Jayanand  I.  Chawhan 

Lay — Vinubhai  W.  Chitnis 
Holston  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — Mack  B.  Stokes,  Raymon  E.  White,  Robert  L.  Wilcox, 
Edgar  A.  Eldridge,  Robert  F.  Lundy,  Wilmer  B.  Robbins, 
George  E.  Naff,  James  S.  McCartt,  Frank  A.  Settle 

Lay— John  E.   Steffner,  Sr.,  Mrs.  J.  B.  Ragsdale,  Holiday  Smith, 
John  T.  Lundy,  Frank  S.  Wilson,  L.  T.  Prigmore,  L.  D.  Lusby, 
Carroll  H.  Long,  Fred  P.  Entler 
Hyderabad  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — M.  Elia  Peter 

Lay — Maddala  R.  Vijendra  Kumar 
Iowa  Annual  Coyiference  (NC) 

Ministerial — M.  Trevor  Baskerville,  Alferd  E.  Wilken,  Frank  A. 
Nichols,  Wayne  E.  Shoemaker,  C.  Dendy  Garrett,  Lester  L. 
Moore,  Richard  C.  Pfaltzgraff,  Paul  M.  Hann,  Robert  T.  Dodder, 
Donald  L.  Carver,  LeRoy  W.  Moore,  Kenneth  E.  Metcalf, 
Lloyd  A.  Latta 

Lay — Maurice  K,  Long,  Mrs.  William  H.  Yaggy,  Mrs.  Edward  E. 
Sears,  William  P.  Applegate,  Paul  V.  Shearer,  Mrs.  Robert  Arm- 
strong, Phil  Kerber,  Carl  W.  Faust,  Max  W.  Kreager,  J.  Jeffrey 
Hoover,  Mrs.  Paul  Braun,  Rainsford  A.  Brown,  Dr.  Clarence  H. 
Mannasmith 
Kansas  East  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — M.  Max  Wright,  Clare  J.  Hayes,  Don  W.  Holter,  Rich- 
ard E.  Johnson,  Ewart  G.  Watts 

Lay — Floyd   H.   Coffman,  John   E.   Stumbo,  Mrs.   Hilda   Mcintosh, 
Mrs.  Thelma  Hines,  T.  Russell  Reitz 
Kansas  West  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — Clarence  J.  Borger,  Bruce  P.  Blake,  C.  M.  Fogleman, 
Jr.,  LeRoy  A.  Bott,  Glenn  E.  Matthew,  James  H.  Iwig 

Lay — Thomas  Rupert,  Harold  Totten,  Marjorie  Matthaei,  Paul  W. 
Renich,  Walter  J.  Hickerson,  Tom  Hartman 
Kentucky  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — Albert  W.  Sweazy,  Edward  L.  Tullis,  Russell  R.  Pat- 
ton,  Horace  H.  Green 

Lay — Cornelius  R.  Hager,  Ray  Litton,  John  Q.  Kemper 

Lay  Reserve — Robert  G.  Mayfield 
Liberia  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Samuel  T.  Roberts 

Lay  Reserve — Joseph  N.  Togba 
Little  Rock  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — C.  Ray  Hozendorf,  George  W.  Martin,  Robert  E.  L. 
Bearden 

Lay— Gordon  B.  Carlton,  Mrs.  E.  T.  Davenport,  Carl  C.  Hall 
Louisiana  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — Benjamin  R.  Oliphint,  W.  T.  Handy,  Jr.,  Benedict  A. 
Galloway,  Jack  Cooke,  Robert  F.  Harrington,  James  L.   Stovall 

Lay— Thomas  H.  Matheny,  Mrs.  Charles  B.  McGowan,  Hubert  M. 
Blanchard,  William  Davis  Cotton,  Allen  L.  Brown 

Lay  Reserve — Cecil  E.  Bland 
Louisville  Annual  Conference  {SE) 

Ministerial — Paul  Shepherd,  George  S.  Wood,  William  E.  James, 
Allan  H.  L.  Randolph 

Lay — Tom  Jenkins,  Mrs.  Jane  Arterburn,  Dr.  C.  Kenneth  Peters, 
Felix  J.  Sanders 


234  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Lucknow  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Christopher  S.  Dass 
Lay — Sophie  Charan 
Madhya  Pradesh  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Victor  Peter 
Lay — Ashok  K.  Raoji 
Maine  Annual  Conference  (NE) 
Ministerial— S.  Blake  Ellis 
Lay — Merrill  A.  Danforth 
Memphis  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — James  A.  Fisher,  Sr.,  William  P.  Bailey,  Jr.,  Frank  L. 

McRae,  Lloyd  W.  Ramer,  Carl  M.  Robbins 
Lay — Joseph   N.   Pevahouse,   Mrs.   Wayne   A.  Lamb,   R.   H.   Bond, 
Charles  L.  Yancey,  Lloyd  S.  Adams,  Jr. 
Middle  Philippines  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Lay — Abigael  C.  Llenado 
Ministerial  Reserve — Santos  M.  Adriano 
Mindanao  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Condrado  G.  Guiang 
Lay — Francisco  A.  Bibay,  Jr. 
Minnesota  Annual  Conference  (NC) 

Ministerial — Charles  B.  Purdham,  Lyle  T.  Christiansen,  Willard  S. 

Allin,   Delton   H.   Krueger,   Merle   A.   Dunn,    Stanley    G.   Hanks 

Lay — Wesley    A.    Melgren,    Lyle    J.    Schreiber,    John    C.    Espie, 

Kathleen  L.  Haining,  Leonard  L.  Harkness 
Lay  Reserve — Winfield  Forsberg 
Mississippi  (FCJ)  Annual  Conference  (SE) 
Ministerial— Wendell  P.   C.  Taylor 
Lay — Wayne  F.  Calbert 
Mississippi  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — John   W.    Leggett,   Jr.,   George   E.   Jones,    Robert   M. 

Matheny,  Frank  E.  Dement,  Jr. 
Lay — John  C.  Satterfield,  Bert  Jordan,  Edvi^in  E.   Moorhead,   Mrs. 
Marshall  Smith 
Missouri  East  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — John  N.  Doggett,  Jr.,  John  C.  Montgomery,  Jr.,  Monk 

Bryan,  John  W.  Ward,  Jr. 
Lay — J.  Clinton  Haw^kins,  Mrs.  Ralph  McCullough,  Mrs.  Ross  Swof- 
ford,  William  F.  Allison 
Missouri  West  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — A.    Sterling  Ward,  C.  Jarrett  Gray,   Sr.,   Kenneth  C. 
Johnston,  Forrest  L.  Standard,  Lyman  Firestone,  Sidney  E.  Davis 
Lay — Mrs.   Beulah   Gailey,  Aubrey   B.  Speer,   Kenneth  A.  McCall, 
Mrs.  Betty  Cagna,  Mrs.  Mary  Hampton,  Ralph  Scott 
Moradabad  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Daniel  B.  Massey 
Lay — Christo  D.  Dayal 
Nebraska  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial— Alva  H.  Clark,  John  F.  Wichelt,  Kenneth  W.  Hicks, 

Emmett  T.  Streeter,  Lowen  V.  Kruse,  John  H.  Mikkelsen 
Lay — G.  Alan  Dunlap,  Warren  K.  Urbom,  Odin  W.  Poppe,  John  H. 
Frey,  Mrs.  E.  L.  Ferris,  Mrs.  Wayne  W.  Harrington 
New  Hampshire  Annual  Conference  (NE) 
Ministerial — William  R.  Keeffe 
Lay — Forest  W.  Laraba 
New  Mexico  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — Bervin  O.  Caswell,  Burnie  C.  Goodwin,  Jr.,  Martin  B. 

Stewart 
Lay— Randle  Butler,  Frank  B.  Ford,  Sam  Steele 


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New  York  Annual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial — William  M.  James,  F.  Herbert  Skeete,  Harold  A. 
Bosley,  John  E.  Carrington,  Charles  A.  Barton,  Richard  S. 
Parker,  Richard  A.  Thornburg,  Douglas  F.  Verdin,  Alfredo 
Cotto-Thorner 
Lay — Robert  W.  Preusch,  Jeanette  Winton,  Howard  H.  Darling, 
William  E.  Brown,  Gloster  C.  Current,  Mabel  E.  Collins,  William 
T.  Staubach,  Jr.,  George  M.  Northrop,  Ramon  Aponte 
North  Alabama  Amnml  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial— R.  Edwin  Kimbrough,  Allen  D.  Montgomery,  Paul  L. 
Clem,  Robert  C.  Morgan,  Thomas  F.  Stevenson,  Barry  H.  Ander- 
son, Denson  N.  Franklin,  Thomas  A.  Edgar 
Lay — George  R.  Hundley,  Jesse  A.  Gulp,  Edward  Montgomery,  W. 
Robert  Lewis,  Mrs.  John  W.  Gordon,  Burt  Purdy,  H.  K.  Barnes, 
A.  H.  Woodall 
North  Arkansas  Anriual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — Joel    A.    Cooper,    Earl    B.    Carter,    Myers    B.    Curtis, 

Charles  P.  McDonald 
Lay — Homer  H.  Fulbright,  E.  Clay  Bumpers,  Henry  M.  Rainwater, 
Matt  L.  Ellis 
North  Carolina  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — Nicholas    W.    Grant,    William    J.    Neese,    Charles    H. 
Mercer,  Joyce  V.  Early,  Warren  B.  Petteway,  Samuel  L.  Town- 
send,  Robert  E.  Cushman,  Chancie  D,  Barclift,  Albert  F.  Fisher 
Lay — Mrs.  Harold  L.  Mann,  Walter  F.  Anderson,  J.  Nelson  Gibson, 
Charles   K.   McAdams,   L.    Stacy   Weaver,   Mrs.   Sam    A.    Dunn, 
Arnold  K.  King,  Grier  L.  Garrick 
Lay  Reserve — John  M.  Meares 
North  Dakota  Annual  Conference  (NC) 
Ministerial — David  F.  Knecht 
Lay — Robert    Sundin 
North  Georgia  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — William  H.  Ruff,  T.  Cecil  Myers,  Bevel  Jones,  Gordon 
G.    Thompson,   Jr.,    Frank    H.    Prince,    Charles    E.    Wilson,   Jr., 
Delma  L.  Hagood,  Eugene  T.  Drinkard,  Frank  Moorhead 
Lay — David  W.  Brooks,  Paul  Webb,  Jr.,  Mrs.  R.  M.  McCommons, 
Joe  B.  Dekle,  Mrs.  Victor  Yeargan,  Mrs.  Arthur  Styron,  James 
MacKay 
Lay  Reserves — James  L.  Jackson,  Robert  J.  Noland 
North  India  A7intial  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Cecil  T.  Richards 
Lay — Inder  A.  Shaw 
North  Indiana  Annual  Conference  {NC) 

Ministerial— A.  Hunter  Colpitts,  Virgil  V.  Bjork,  Merrell  D.  Geible, 
Verner  A.  Carlson,  John   D.  Wolf,   Gerald  H.  Jones,  Alfred  L. 
Keller,  Donald  F.  LaSuer 
Lay — George  Davis,   Mrs.  Robert  L.   Sites,  Mrs.   Roy  Helms,  Mrs. 
Wilbur   D.    Shown,   Kermit  Burrous,   Forest  R.   Heyde,  Gene   E. 
Robbins,  Mrs.  Kermit  Burrous,  Mrs.  A.  Hunter  Colpitts 
Ministerial  Reserve — Donald  F.  McMahan 
North  Katanga  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Maurice  Ngoi 
Lay — Louise  Werder 
North  Mississippi  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — Jamie  G.  Houston,  E.  A.  Bailey,  John  D.  Humphrey, 

Sr.,  William  L.  Wallace,  Jr. 
Lay — Kirk  Egger,  George  M.  Yarbrough,  Joe  N.  Bailey,  Jr. 
Lay  Reserve — William  L.  Sharp 
North  Texas  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial— William  E.  Trice,  Albert  C.  Outler,  Zan  W.  Holmes, 


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Jr.,    Robert    E.    Goodrich,   Jr.,    Ervin    M.    Gathings,    Gordon    D. 
Casad 

Lay — Leo  L.  Baker,   Frank  Greenhaw,  J.  Herschel  Fisher,  Avery 
Mays,  Wilbur  F.  Roper,  Martha  B.  Watson 
Northern  Illinois  Annual  Conference  (NC) 

Ministerial— Merlyn  W.  Northfelt,  Charles  S.  Jarvis,  Willie  B.  Clay, 
Richard  D.  Tholin,  Edsel  A.  Ammons,  William  D.  White,  Samuel 
Batt,  Carleton  C.  Rogers,  Eugene  E.  Stauffer 

Lay^Merrill  Gates,  Walter  Lennartson,  John  R.  Van  Sickle,  Mrs. 
A.  B.  Pfeiffer,  Mrs.  Wesley  S.  Wieting,  Mrs.  Jack  Oehler,  Joseph 
T.  Johnson,  Herbert  Walton,  Mrs.  C.  C.  Cummings 
Northern  New  Jersey  Annual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial — James  M.  Ault,  Dean  A.  Lanning,  Ralph  L.  Stephens 

Lay — Clair  W.  Black,  Betty  Lou  Holland,  Clarice  Howe,  Rose  Rol- 
lins 

Ministerial  Resei-ve — Eugene  L.  Stockwell 
Northern  New  York  Annual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial — Carlton  G.  Van  Ornum,  Allison  C.  Wood 

Lay — Charles  F.  Schoenlein,  Vernon  Lee 
Northoni  Philippines  Annual  Conference  {OS) 

Ministerial — Pablo  M.  Adduro 

Lay — Pedro  F.  Fabian 
Northtvest  Germany  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Erich  M.  Baass,  Fritz  Harriefeld 

Lay — Werner  E.  Kuehl 

Lay  Reserve — Reinhard  A.  Schalla 
Northwest  Philippines  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Victor  C.  Vinluan 

Lay — Restituto  F.  Samson 
Northtvest  Texas  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — Marvin  L.  Boyd,  S.  Duane  Bruce,  Charles  E.  Lutrick, 
Ted  J.  Dotts 

Lay— M.  C.  Ledbetter,  Mrs.   Cecil  R.  Matthews,  Thomas  K.  Kim, 
Harold  O.  Harriger 
Norivay  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Arnold  Madsen 

Lay — Hans  Gausdal 
Oklahoma  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — Finis  A.  Crutchfield,  G.  Lemuel  Fenn,  William  R. 
Henry,  J.  Chess  Lovern,  Lloyd  A.  Peters,  Irving  L.  Smith,  J. 
Clifton  Sprouls,  Wayne  W.  Coffin,  W.  Eugene  Kay,  R.  Jack 
Featherston 

Lay — William    C.    Doenges,   Jim   A.    Egan,    S.    Covey   Page,    Mrs. 
Floyd  L.  Silvers,  Dolphus  Whitten,  Jr.,  Mrs.  George  V.  Metzel, 
Robert  R.  Price,  Manly  M.  Moore,  Charles  Codding,  Jr.,  Ronald 
W.  Gilbert 
Oregon-Idaho  Annual  Conference  (W) 

Ministerial — Robert  W.  Burtner,  H.  James  Jenkins,  C.  Gene  Al- 
bertson 

Lay — Erwin  H.  Schwiebert,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Watson,  Harold  E.  Rose 
Pacific  Northwest  Annual  Conference  (W) 

Ministerial— Jack  M.  Tuell,  Melvin  M.  Finkbeiner,  Joe  A.  Harding, 
Paul  J.  Beeman,  George  L.  Poor 

Lay — Mrs.  Norma  Eby,  James  Dolliver,  Marshall  C.  Hjelte,  Her- 
man R.  Praetorius,  Mrs.  Alvirita  Little 
Peninsula  Anyiual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial— R.  Jervis  Cooke,  G.  Wayne  Cuff,  Paul  E.  McCoy,  Otho 
G.  Brewer,  Jr. 

Lay — A.  Frank  Chapman,  Mrs.  Orien  Mangum,  James  C.  Hard- 
castle,  Maurice  M.  Hancock 


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Philippines  A7inual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Ignacio  P.  Bautista 

Lay — Abdon  Mendigorin 
Poland  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Witold  Benedyktowicz 

Lay — Adam  Kleszcynski 
Piierto  Rico  Annual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial — Benjamin  Santana 

Lay — Ismael  Cabrera 
Rhodesia  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Fannuel  Kadenge 

Lay — William  Marima 
Rio  Grande  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial — Roy  D.  Barton 

Lay — Mike  Avina 
Rocky  Mountain  Annual  Conference  (W) 

Ministerial— Harvey  H.  Potthoff,  Paul  H.  Hagiya,  William  R.  Per- 
sons, Ronald  R.  Hamilton,  William  O.  Byrd 

Lay- — E.   R.   Naylor,   Joe   Ariki,   Romane    G.   Moeller,   Mrs.   Virgil 
Anderson,  Donald  R.  Wood 
Sierra  Leoyie  Anmial  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Alex  J.  Smith 

Lay — Richard  E.  S.  Lagawo 
South  Carolina  {1866)  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — Warren  M.  Jenkins 

Lay — James  Mack 
South  Carolina  (1785)  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — Eben  Taylor,  R,  Wright  Spears,  C.  LeGrande  Moody, 
Jr.,  Phil  M.  Jones,  A.  McKay  Brabham,  Wallace  Fridy,  James 
Barrett,  George  W.  Whitaker 

Lay — Harry  R.  Kent,  Mrs.  W.  Roy  Parker,  J.  E.  Jerome,  Lochlan  L. 
Hyatt,  Michael  Watson,  Parker  Evatt,  Joel  C.  Adkins,  Spencer  M. 
Rice 
South  Dakota  Annual  Conference  (NC) 

Ministerial — Richard  Pittenger 

Lay — Ervin  Ortman 
South  Georgia  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — G.  Ross  Freeman,  Frank  L.  Robertson,  David  A.  Duck, 
Alvis  A.  Waite,  Jr.,  W.  R.  Key,  George  L.  Zorn 

Lay — George  A.  Wright,  Mrs.  J.  R.  Rivers,  B.  I.  Thornton,  George 
W.  Mayo,  Mrs.  Carlton  Carruth,  Zach  S.  Henderson 
South  Germany  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — Hermann  Sticher,  Dieter  A.  Sackmann 

Lay — Richard  Jetter,  Heinz  P.  Fischer 
South  India  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — S.  K.  Samuel 

Lay^H.  M.  Devadanam 
South  Indiana  Annual  Conference  (NC) 

Ministerial — J.  Kenneth  Forbes,  Leroy  C.  Hodapp,  Richard  E. 
Hamilton,  Gene  P.  Crawford,  Joe  G.  Emerson,  Byron  F.  Stroh, 
George  E.  Rice,  Charles  F.  Stanton,  Robert  W.  Koenig 

Lay — -Mrs.  Robert  E.  Green,  Francis  Wilcoxon,  John  J.  Thomas, 
Clifford  Bingham,  Edward  Susat,  Mary  Lee  Bastain,  Thomas 
Bryant,  John  Easley 

Lay  Reserve — Russell  Kibler 
Southeast  Africa  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial  Reserve — Alf  G.  Helgesson 

Lay  Reserve — Chadreque  J.  Mujongue 
Southern  California-Arizona  Annual  Conference  (W) 

Ministerial— Melvin   G.   Talbert,   F.    Thomas   Trotter,   Richard   W. 


238  Journal  of  the  1972  Geyieral  Conference 

Cain,   Thomas   K.    Farley,   Peter   F.   Chen,   Randall   C.   Phillips, 
Melvin    E.   Wheatley,   Jr.,    N.    Robert    Kesler,    Elias    G.    Galvan, 
Laverne  H.  Gustafson,  Will  M.   Hildebrand,  J.  Irwin  Trotter 
Lay — Pauline    Bobbitt,     Clifford     B.     Aguilar,     David     L.     Myers, 
Georgia    Harkness,    Ralph    C.    Hook,    Jr.,    Mildred    Hutchinson, 
George  F.  Williams,  Gordon  Martin,  Leon  T.  McKenzie,  Kazuo 
Saito 
Lay  Reserves — D.  Leslie  Hole,  Ulysses  S.  Griggs,  Sr, 
Southern  Congo  Anmml  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Elie  M.  Kaputo 
Lay — Paul  Muteteke 
Southern  Illinois  Annual  Conference  (NC) 

Ministerial — R.    Paul    Sims,    Donald    L.    Lowe,    William    B.    Lewis, 

Robert  R.  Hollis 
Lay — Norman   Fechtig,   Everett  K.  Thompson,   Marlene   Cummins, 
David  L.  Stanley 
Southern  New  England  Annual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial— Gilbert  H.  Caldwell,  Jr.,  E.  McKinnon  White,  C.  Dale 

White,  Wilbur  C.  Ziegler,  Walter  G.  Muelder 
Lay— Harold   F.   Smith,   Harry   L.   Johnson,   II,   Dight   W.   Grain, 

Stanley  C.  Weinberg,  Jr. 
Lay  Reserve — Mary  Stewart 
Southern  New  Jersey  Annual  Confereiice  (NE) 

Ministerial — Charles  A.  Sayre,  Hooker  D.   Davis,   Ernest  W.   Lee, 

Frank  B.  Stanger 
Lay — Leon  E.  Walker,  Hammell  P.  Shipps,  Edwin  F.   Hann,  Jr., 
Mrs.  Elizabeth  S.  Brogdon 
Southwest  Annual  Conference  (SC) 
Ministerial — W.  D.  Lester 
Lay — Alice  Preston 
Southwest  Germany  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Heinrich  Michelmann 
Lay — Maria  Wunderlich 
Ministerial  Reserve — Werner  Deiss 
Southwest  Texas  Annual  Conference  {SC) 

Ministerial — Ernest  T.  Dixon,  Jack  D.  Heacock,  George  M.  Ricker, 

J.  Garfield  Owens,  Ted  I.  Richardson,  Ralph  H.  Seller 
Lay — Tom  Reavley,  John  T.  King,  James  M.  Walker,  Mrs.  Norris 
McMillan,  Don  J.  Hand,  Mrs.  John  Wilshusen 
Sweden  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Gunnar  E.  Larson 
Lay — Curt  Amark 
Switzerland  (M)  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial — Theophil  J.  Tobler 
Lay— Theophil  H.  Gsell 
Sivitzerland  (E)  Annual  Conference  (OS) 
Ministerial— Theo  Geissbiihler 
Lay— Siegfried  Stich 
Tennessee  Annual  Conference  {SE) 

Ministerial — William  H.  Tomlin,  John  G.  Corry,  Robert  H.  Spain, 

H.  Thornton   Fowler,  John  R.  Allison 
Lay — Floyd   Ford,  Mrs.  William  T.  Roberts,  D.  Roscoe  Buttrey 
Lay  Reserves — Mrs.  Frank  A.  Calhoun,  Mrs.  Ellen  Rosser 
Texas  Annual  Conference  (SC) 

Ministerial— John  W.  Hardt,  Wayne  H.  McCleskey,  Willie  B.  Ran- 
dolph, Carlos  W.  Davis,  J.  Kenneth  Shamblin,  M.  Keith  Kellow, 
Harold  Fagan,  Allen  M.  Mayes,  Wallace  T.  Shook,  Elza  L.  Love 
Lay — Ray   W.    Goens,    Don    L.    Strickland,   Woodrow   Seals,    L.    A. 
Humphrey,   Jr.,   H.   David   Pope,   Jr.,   Mrs.   C.    Morton,    Sam   C. 


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Bramlett,  Mrs.  Lamar  Clark,  Mrs.  E.  Moore  Decker,  James  R. 

Paxton 
Troy  Annual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial — Leon   M.   Adkins,   Jr.,   Luther   A.   Patton,   Arthur   R. 

Melius,  Royal  B.  Fishbeck,  Jr. 
Lay — Mrs.  Selma  Ogden,  Earle  N.  Cooper,  Frederick  K.  Kirchner, 

Donald  A.  Waterfield 
Upper  Mississipjn  Annual  Conference  {SE) 
Ministerial — John  H.  Graham 
Lay — L  P.  Presley 
Virginia  Annual  Conference  (SE) 

Ministerial — Carl  J.  Sanders,  Paul  D.  Martin,  Jr.,  Carl  H.  Douglass, 

Jr.,   Harold  H.  Fink,   Roland  P.  Riddick,  M.   Douglas  Newman, 

Harry  B.  Eaton,  Godfrey  L.  Tate,  George  S.  Lightner,  Floyd  L. 

Fulk,  Joseph  T.  Carson,  Jr.,  James  W.  Turner,  R.  Kern  Eutsler, 

Robert  P.  Parker 
Lay— Jerry  G.  Bray,  A.  G.  Jefferson,  W.  Roland  Walker,  John  H. 

Rixse,  Jr.,   William   C.   Vaughan,   John    B.   Russell,    William   T. 

Robey,  Jr.,  Harold  B.  Kellam,  John  C.  Linhoss,  Luther  W.  White, 

III,  Thomas  P.  Tignor,  Mrs.  Harry  E.  Born,  John  C.  Simpson, 

Jr.,  Mrs.  Paul  Hartz,  Mrs.  James  Allen 
Ministerial  Reserve — Carlton  P.  Minnick 
West  Berlin  Annual  Conference  (OS) 

Ministerial — D.  D.  Herbert  Eckstein,  Herbert  Manns 
Lay — Martin  Doering,  Lydia  Meinhardt 
West  Michigan  Annual  Conference  (NC) 

Ministerial — Lawrence  R.  Taylor,  Charlos  C.  Page,  Alden  B.  Burns, 

James  W.  Wright,  Keith  L  Pohl 
Lay — Katherine  W.  Wilcox,  Mrs.  Harold  Newman,  Arden  M.  Peter- 
son, John  Babcock,  Donald  E.  Holbrook 
West  Ohio  Annual  Conference  {NC) 

Ministerial — William    K.    Messmer,    Paul    E.    Stuckey,    Robert    A. 

Byler,     Joseph     A.     Graham,     Granville     N.     Hardin,     Calvin 

Rodeheffer,  Sumpter  M.  Riley,  Jr.,  Emerson  S.  Colaw,  James  E. 

Flinchbaugh,  Glenn  H.  Biddle,  Paul  D.  Chiles,  Paul  M.  Vande- 

griff,  John  K.  Bergland,  Donald  R.  Yocom,  Walter  R.  Dickhaut, 

Sr.,  John  F.  Osborn,  Harold  Dutt,  Raoul  C.  Calkins 
Lay — Darrell  Hottle,  Leonard  D.  Slutz,  Dale  F.  DeLong,  Kenneth 

W.    Hunt,    Donald    Hawkins,    Harold    L.    Boda,    Mrs.   James    M. 

Leonard,    Eldred    B.    Heisel,    Darrell    Detty,    Paul    B.    Momberg, 

Edgar  Cochrun,  Sarah  Cox,  Mrs.  Henry  Henderson,  Ben  Richer, 

Charles  H.  Weston,  George  Gilts,  Joseph  W.  Fichter 
Lay  Reserve — Torrey  A.  Kaatz 
West  Virginia  Annual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial — Ramsey  Bridges,   Robert  E.   Dille,   Claude  R.   Collins, 

Henry   R.    High,   Harry   Coleman,   Denver    L.    Miles,   Melvin    S. 

Risinger,  Marvin  H.  Carr,  Truman  W.  Potter 
Lay — Roy   E.   Blessing,  Mrs.   Richard   Hoffman,   Damon   L.   Engel, 

Mrs.  Frank  B.  Everhart,  Mrs.  Floyd  Rogers,  Miles  Stanley,  Mrs. 

Jean  Paige,  D.  W.  Froe 
Lay  Reserve — Mrs.  Ethel  Belk 
Westejm  New  York  Annual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial — Sherman  B.   Eckel,  Richard   W.   Harrington,   Edmund 

A.  W.  Millet,  Donald  E.  Modisher 
Lay — George  W.  Cooke,  Elizabeth  B.  Gundlach,  Mrs.  Rosalind  M, 

Lesher,  Arthur  S.  Merrow 
Western  North  Carolina  Annual  Conference    (SE) 

Ministerial — James  C.  Peters,  Jerry  D.  Murray,  Charles  D.  White, 

Wilson  O.  Weldon,  R.  Herman  Nicholson,  Julian  A.  Lindsey,  H. 


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Claude  Young,  J.  Clay  Madison,  Philip  L.  Shore,  Jr.,  Joseph  B. 

Bethea,  Cecil  L.  Heckard,  Robert  T.  Young 
Lay — Mrs.  Mary  E.  King,  Mrs.  Lurleen  G.  Barnhardt,  William  R. 

Henderson,  Mrs.  Viola  Redding,  Wesley  Bailey,  Carl  B.  Hyatt, 

R.  Powell  Majors,  Isaac  H.   Miller,  Robin  P.  Hood,  Mrs.  Mary 

Morrison,  Edwin  C.  Ford 
Lay  Reserve — Robert  M.  Smith 
Western  Penyisylvania  Ayimml  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial — John    B.    Warman,    Kenneth    P.    Rutter,    James    A. 

Woomer,  Harold  V.  Lindquist,  William  B.  Grove,  Harry  J.  Fisher, 

Paul   J.   Meuschke,   H.   Donald   Lash,   Gene   E.   Sease,  James   L. 

Carraway,  Paul  M.  Easter,  Robert  C.  Howe 
Lay — Mrs.  Thomas  DeVaux,  Franklin  Blackstone,  Jr.,  William  M. 

Beatty,  Raymond  M.  Bell,  Dwight  M.  Bittner,  Paul  Chaffee,  Joyce 

Anderegg,    Herbert    L.    Gwyer,     Mrs.    James     S.     Cain,     Clara 

Cockerill 
Lay  Reserves — Mrs.  Bernice  B.  Bishop,  James  L.  Donner 
Wisconsin  Annual  Conference  (NC) 

Ministerial — Marvin  A.  Schilling,  Gordon  R.  Bender,  M.  Stanford 

Strosahl,    Richard     0.     Truitt,    Willard    W.    Schulz,    Alvin    J. 

Lindgren,  Winslow  Wilson 
Lay — Leigh    Roberts,    Clifford    Lau,    Mrs.    Sharon    Mielke,    Mrs. 

Patricia  A.  Soderholm,  Donald  Wilkinson,  Mrs.  Frances  Hundley 
Lay  Reserve — Mrs.  Delia  Sprecher 
Wyoming  Annual  Conference  (NE) 

Ministerial — Edgar  F.  Singer,  George  R.  Akers,  Philip  N.  Pitcher 
Lay — Harry  M.  Gordon,  Mrs.  Edgar  J.  Lashford,  William  L.  Beebe 
Yellowstone  Annual  Conference  ( W) 
Ministerial — John  C.  Soderberg 
Lay — Esther  Hood 
The  Methodist  Church  of  Great  Britain  (OS) 
Ministerial — Eric  W.  Baker 
Lay— John  W.  Kellaway,  Pauline  M.  Webb 
Ministerial  Reserve — W.  N.  Charles  Wooldridge 

Provisional  Annual  Conferences 

Austria  Provisional  Annual  Conference 

Ministerial — Robert  F.  Gebhart 
Hong  Kong  Provisional  Annual  Conference 

Ministerial — Lincoln  Leung 
North  Africa  Provisional  Annual  Conference 

Ministerial — Miss  Liv  Larsen 
Taiwan  Provisional  Annual  Conference 

Ministerial — J.  C.  Wong 

Affiliated  Autonomous  Churches 

Methodist  Church  of  Argentina 

Ministerial — Enrique  A.  Lavigne 

Lay  Reserve — Dr.  Hector  Lombardo 
Methodist  Church  of  Bolivia 

Ministerial — Jorge  Pantelis 

Lay  Reserve — Jaime  Ampuero 
Methodist  Church  of  Indonesia 

Ministerial — E.  M.  Hutasoit 

Lay — F.  Hutagalung 
Korean  Methodist  Church 

Lay — Mrs.  Sun  Hi  Lee  Ro,  Dr.  Eui  Sun  Lim 

Ministerial  Reserve — Carl  Judy 


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Methodist  Church  of  Malaya-Singapore 
Ministerial — C.  N.  Fang 
Lay— S.  T.  Peter  Lim 

Affiliated  United  Churches 

Protestant  Church  of  Belgium 

Ministerial — Andre  J.  Pieters 

Lay — Mrs.  Ruth  Fraisse  Lheureuz 
Church  of  Christ  in  China 

Ministerial — Peter  Wong 

Lay— Chan  Woh  Tung 
Doviinicayi  Evangelical  Church 

Ministerial — Raul  Blondet 
United  Evangelical  Church  of  Ecuador 

Ministerial — Rene  Tufino 

Lay — Sergio  Villalba 
United  Church  of  Christ  in  Japan 

Ministerial — George  Hanabusa,  R.  Wallace  Brownies 

Lay — Shiro  Abe,  Ritsuko  Sakurai 

Other  Non-voting  Delegates 

Alaska  Mission  {W) 

Ministerial — David  K.  Fison 

Lay — -Mrs.  Jean  Stassel 
Oklahoma  Indian  Mission  (SC) 

Ministerial — Thomas  Roughface 

Lay — Mrs.  Minnie  Toahty 
Red  Bird  Mission  (SE) 

Ministerial — John  W.  Bischoff 
Youth  Representatives 

David  Bayle,  Curt  Danforth,  Leslie  Evans,  Thomas  M.  Hamilton, 

Annette  Hutchins,  Scott  Jones,  David  B.  Miller,  LaVeeda  Morgan, 

Gregory  V.  Palmer,  Wanda  Walls 

Quorum 

Bishop  Hardin:  I  nov^r  raise  the  queston  of  the  presence  of  a 
quorum.  Mr.  Secretary. 

Dr.  J.  Wesley  Hole:  At  the  close  of  registration  last  night  855 
delegates  had  registered.  This  being  85.5%  of  the  1,000  elected  dele- 
gates, I  hereby  certify  that  a  quorum  as  required  by  disciplinary  Par. 
608  is  present. 

Greetings 

Bishop  Hardin:  Thank  you,  sir.  I  recognize  Bishop  J,  Ow^en  Smith, 
host  Bishop  of  the  Atlanta  area. 

Bishop  J.  Owen  Smith:  Bishop  Hardin,  members  of  the  General 
Conference  and  friends  and  visitors:  We  do  welcome  you  here.  I 
remember  that  I  had  the  privilege  at  the  Dallas  Conference  of  inviting 
you  to  come  the  Atlanta  way  and  then  the  privilege  of  reminding  you 
at  St.  Louis  that  you  were  to  come  the  Atlanta  way,  and  we  were 
looking  for  you;  and  now  time  has  passed  and  you  are  here.  We  are 
delighted  that  you  have  come  to  Atlanta,  and  we  welcome  you  with 
all  our  hearts. 

There  is  an  old  story  about  a  college  student  who  came  home  from 
college  and  purchased  a  painter's  kit  and  made  a  trip  to  the  mountains 
to  paint.  He  had  a  variety  of  brushes  and  a  variety  of  colors.  He 
located  himself  on  the  top  of  a  hill  and  painted  a  lovely  sunset,  made 


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his  way  down  the  rivulet  a  little  bit  and  painted  some  lovely  flowers, 
and  finally  in  his  journey  he  came  up  on  an  old  gentleman  sitting  on 
the  porch  that  he  thought  was  a  rather  typical  creature  of  life  back 
in  the  mountains,  and  he  wanted  to  paint  him. 

So  he  said,  "Uncle,  I'd  like  to  paint  you."  He  said,  "No,  sonny,  I'm 
not  going  to  let  you  paint  me."  "Well,"  he  said,  "I'll  give  you  $5  to  let 
me  paint  you."  "No,  no,  I'm  not  going  to  let  you  paint  me."  "Well, 
I'll  give  you  $10  to  let  me  paint  you."  And  he  said,  "No,  sonny,  it 
isn't  the  money,  but  the  thing  that  bothered  me,  sir,  was  how  I'd  get 
that  paint  'offen'  me." 

Well,  you  perhaps  brought  a  brush,  and  we  have  a  brush,  and  we 
both  shall  be  painting;  and  it's  just  quite  possible  that  something  will 
rub  off  on  both  of  us,  or  all  of  us,  that  will  be  a  sort  of  a  bit  of  enamel 
for  not  only  now  but  throughout  eternity.  We  welcome  you  as  individ- 
uals, as  people,  as  Christian  friends.  And  this  is,  I  think,  our  fellow- 
ship together,  person  to  person,  will  mean  a  lot.  Likewise,  I  think  in 
and  around  Atlanta  you  might  find  in  the  next  few  days  very  lovely 
setting  in  the  world  of  nature.  The  azaleas  have  faded  a  bit,  but  the 
dogwood  perhaps  is  at  its  peak.  You'll  have  opportunities  to  see  some 
of  these  lovely  settings  of  nature.  For  some  of  you,  at  least,  that  will 
rub  off  on  you,  and  we  welcome  you  to  take  a  look  at  it;  and  if  you 
will  take  notice  of  the  fact  in  a  minute,  you  will  find  that  you  literally 
are  now  in  a  section  of  our  United  Methodist  Church  that's  pretty 
active. 

This  is  an  active  section  in  the  name  of  Christ  through  The  United 
Methodist  Church.  We  like  to  think  that  our  association  together 
would  be  strengthening  here,  and  we  welcome  you.  With  what  you 
bring  to  our  pulpits  and  discussion  groups  and  your  influence  upon 
this  community  perhaps  we  can  help  each  other,  and  so,  we  welcome 
you  as  Christian  friends  and  likewise  as  individuals  as  we  meet  here 
and  there.  But  we  also  welcome  you  as  delegates  to  the  General 
Conference  of  The  United  Methodist  Church.  This,  it  seems  to  me,  is 
the  most  important  after  all.  I  have  come  to  feel  over  a  period  of 
years  that  perhaps  this  constitutes  the  finest  lawmaking  body  in  the 
world — a  group  of  ministers  elected  by  the  ministers,  a  group  of  lay- 
men elected  by  the  laymen.  This  by  no  stretch  of  the  imagination  can 
be  a  commonplace  group,  and  we  like  to  remember  that  this  great 
group  in  here  is  here  in  the  Atlanta  area. 

Occasionally  we  get  together  in  Georgia  as  official  groups.  Some- 
times the  Cabinets  take  a  look  at  it,  sometimes  there  are  other  groups, 
the  Program  Council;  and  we  raise  the  question,  "Really,  what's 
wrong  with  the  church;  what's  right  with  the  church?"  Well,  that's 
always  a  big  subject,  but  we  always  come  out  thinking  that  there  is 
an  awfully  lot  much  more  that's  good  with  the  church  than  there  is 
that's  bad  with  the  church. 

Matter  of  fact,  I've  never  known  a  time  in  history  while  I  have 
lived  or  read  about  where  I  have  known  more  lovely  people  trying 
awfully  hard  to  do  something  in  the  name  of  Christ  for  the  problems 
in  society.  So  we  always  come  out  thinking  there  is  a  lot  right  with  it, 
but  I  remember  recently  these  two  things,  and  I'll  leave  them  with 
you,  and  maybe  certainly  this  General  Conference  would  like  to  do 
something  about  it.  I  can  remember  that  we  decided  that  we  are  trying 
awfully  hard  to  save  the  church  now,  rather  than  give  it  some  air  in 
which  to  grow  and  be,  and  dare  to  be  the  church.  I  think  that  is 
happening. 

I  think  our  experience  and  technology  and  technological  discoveries 
have  about  led  us  to  believe  we  can  do  anything  we  want  to  ourselves 
without  much  help  from  anywhere  else,  and  we  are  just  out  to  save 
this  church.  So  we  felt  like,  really,  that's  not  quite  our  mission.  If 
you  give  this  church  air  to  breathe,  a  place  to  run,  and  let  the  church 


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be  the  church,  it  perhaps  is  the  next  turn  around  the  corner.  Then 
we  wondered  in  this  day  if  our  Christ  hasn't  shrunk  a  bit.  We've 
shrunken,  not  Christ. 

Perhaps  one  of  the  most  meaningful  things  at  Christmas  time  is 
Herod  trying  to  kill  the  baby  Jesus  so  he  won't  grow  up  and  cause 
some  trouble.  They  did  that  in  those  days.  I  think  we  are  somewhere 
close  to  that.  We  would  not  hurt  a  hair  of  him,  but  we  just  wouldn't 
let  him  grow  up.  I  wish  this  great  General  Conference  could  get  hold 
of  that  and  not  pull  this  Christ  down  to  our  size,  but  lift  up  to  the 
greatness  and  the  bigness  of  our  Lord  and  Master.  Well,  you've  got 
a  great  opportunity  for  this  kind  of  thing.  The  people  called  Meth- 
odists seem  to  me  to  have  a  special  mission  at  this  point.  I'd  like  to 
close  this  word  of  welcome  with  a  line  that  I  received  just  a  few 
days  ago  from  a  doctor  friend  here  in  this  town.  I  really  haven't 
seen  him  in  months.  I  thought  it  was  a  little  unusual  that  he  would 
write  me. 

Dr.  Funk  is  one  of  the  great  orthopedic  surgeons  of  the  world.  His 
office  is  here  in  Atlanta.  Not  only  a  great  physician,  but  a  great 
statesman,  and  a  great  churchman,  some  years  ago  had  a  tremendous 
sadness  in  his  home  and  lost  a  very  lovely  son  by  drowning.  No 
bitterness,  though.  He  rededicated  himself  in  honor  of  his  own  son. 
And  around  this  world,  this  doctor  practically  every  year  goes  to 
the  mission  field  and  operates,  and  operates,  and  operates  and  well, 
he  is  a  great  fellow.  And  he  wrote  me  a  letter  and  I  want  to  quote 
from  it  just  these  lines: 

"Dear  Bishop  Smith:  As  the  week  of  General  Conference  ap- 
proaches in  Atlanta,  there  has  been  concern  on  the  part  of  some 
members  of  the  church  that  some  may  take  offense  at  what  perhaps 
may  be  considered  the  liberal,  radical,  or  inflammatory  speeches  by 
some  of  the  delegates.  Though  many  of  us  may  fail  to  agree  wit'i 
what  will  doubtless  be  diverse  groups  with  diverse  points  of  view,  I 
feel  that  we  should  take  hope  from  the  fact  that  ours  is  not  a  com- 
fortable church."  I  like  that. 

"I  feel  that  we  should  take  hope  from  the  fact  that  ours  is  not  a 
comfortable  church.  We  laymen  of  The  United  Methodist  Church  are 
happy  and  proud  that  Atlanta  has  been  chosen  as  the  site  of  this 
historic  meeting.  Sincerely  yours,  James  Funk." 

So  I  bring  you  a  message  from  the  laymen  and  from  the  ministry, 
and  we  in  this  local  community  join  hands  with  you  who  come  from 
elsewhere,  eighty-nine  different  countries  of  the  world,  to  make  this 
historic  session,  yes,  but  this  very  meaningful  session  in  the  history 
of  our  church,  the  greatest  session  ever  held  in  Methodism  for  the 
on-going  and  the  forward  leap  of  the  church  of  Christ.  Blessings  on 
you  now  and  always.  Thank  you  very  much. 

Bishop  Hardin:  I'm  sure  that  you  would  want  the  chair  to  respond 
very  briefly  to  this  word  of  welcome,  to  respond  in  behalf  of  all  of 
us.  It  is  no  small  thing  to  entertain  the  General  Conference  of  The 
United  Methodist  Church. 

In  recent  times  I  have  not  seen  many  cities  falling  over  themselves 
getting  into  line  to  extend  an  invitation  to  hold  this  conference  within 
the  confines  of  those  cities.  Therefore,  we  express  to  Atlanta,  a  great 
city,  and  to  Georgians  in  general,  a  great  people,  our  deep  apprecia- 
tion not  only  of  the  invitation  which  was  extended  some  time  ago, 
but  also  for  the  very  gracious  and  very  warm  reception  and  the  very 
courteous  manner  in  which  we  have  been,  and  are  being  received  in 
the  city  of  Atlanta.  Thank  you. 

Bishop  Hardin  called  for  the  report  of  the  Commission 
on  Entertainment  and  Program. 


244  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

Commission  on  Entertainment  and  Program  (see  page  779) 

Mr.  A.  G.  Jefferson  (Virginia)  :  Bishop  Hardin  and  members  of 
the  General  Conference:  You  found  on  your  desk  this  morning  three 
issues  of  the  Daily  Christian  Advocate.  Near  the  top  on  the  right 
hand  side  you  found  one  marked  1-A,  another  1-B,  and  another  1-C. 
The  Report  of  the  Commission  on  Entertainment  and  Program  is 
found  in  section  B  on  page  63.  I  shall  not  read  the  entire  report, 
but  simply  lift  out  those  parts  of  the  report  that  require  conference 
action. 

The  first  column  and  down  through  the  second  column  to  the  bottom 
paragraph  gives  you  a  brief  resume  of  some  of  the  duties  and  respon- 
sibilities assigned  to  the  Commission  on  Entertainment  and  Program 
by  this  General  Conference.  Beginning  at  the  bottom  of  the  second 
column,  the  last  paragraph  in  that  column,  we  have  something  here 
that  we  need  conference  action  on. 

At  the  1970  Special  Session,  authorization  was  voted  by  the  con- 
ference to  seat  one  minister  and  one  layman  from  the  Oklahoma 
Indian  Mission,  but  without  vote. 

A  proposal  was  made  in  the  calendar  report  number  254  to  continue 
this  policy  in  the  ...  in  future  General  Conference.  The  report  was 
one  of  many  calendar  reports  which  had  not  been  considered  when 
the  Special  Session  was  adjourned.  Believing  that  it  was  the  desire 
of  the  General  Conference  to  continue  the  policy  of  seating  the  rep- 
resentatives of  the  Oklahoma  Indian  Mission  without  vote,  the  Com- 
mission has  arranged  for  this  to  be  done  for  the  1972  session. 

Concurrence  of  the  General  Conference  with  this  action  is  re- 
quested.  Shall   I  continue,   Bishop,  or  do  you  want  to  take  a  vote? 

Bishop  Hardin:  No,  I  want  to  ask,  do  I  hear  a  motion?  Is  there  a 
second? 

Leonard  D.  Slutz  (West  Ohio)  :  I  call  your  attention  that  in  the 
report  of  the  Commission  on  Religion  and  Race  we  covered  this 
same  matter,  but  at  the  same  time  we  pointed  out  that  there  are 
two  other  missions  which  have  not  been  represented,  and  we  are 
asking  that  they  also  be  included  in  this  action,  and  as  a  matter  of 
courtesy  be  permitted  to  seat  one  clergy  and  one  lay  delegate  with 
the  right  to  voice,  but  not  vote. 

I  point  out  particularly  that  the  Red  Bird  Mission  was  customarily 
permitted  to  elect  delegates  to  the  General  Conference  of  the  Evangel- 
ical United  Brethren  Church,  but  that  was  not  carried  over  into  our 
present  legislation.  I  also  ask  that  the  privilege  be  extended  to  the 
Alaska  Mission  so  that  these  groups  can  have  some  voice,  some  rep- 
resentation in  the  General  Conference. 

Bis/top  Hardin:  Mr.  Slutz,  may  I  ask  if  that  was  the  same  motion 
that  Brother  Woodie  White  intended  to  make? 

Mr.  Slutz:  Bishop,  that  is  correct. 

Bisfiop  Hardin:  All  right.  Now,  is  it  the  will  of  the  body  that  these 
three  groups  be  included  in  the  single  motion?  Yes,  sir,  Microphone 
4,  please.  Name  and  conference. 

Representation  for  Youth  and  Seminarians 

George  A.  Wriglit  (South  Georgia)  :  I  believe  the  youth  had  ten 
representatives  without  vote  at  the  St.  Louis  Conference,  and  I  won- 
dered if  they  should  be  included  with  this  group. 

Bisliop  Hardin:  Are  you  making  a  motion  or  are  you  just  wondering 
sir? 

Mr.  Wright:  Well,  I  so  move,  sir. 


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Bishop  Hardin  asked  if  there  was  a  motion  that  would 
include  representation  with  voice  but  without  vote  for  both 
the  three  missions  and  the  youth. 

Richard  D.  Tholin  (Northern  Illinois)  :  I  would  like  to  add  to  this 
that  there  are  seminarians  here  representing  the  several  seminaries 
of  the  church,  and  there  is  a  request  that  two  seminarians  from  each 
United  Methodist  seminary  be  given,  seated  with  rights  but  not  vote. 
I  would  like  to  include  that. 

Bishop  Hardin  then  suggested  that  the  question  of  rep- 
resentation for  the  three  missions  be  considered  separately. 
A  motion  to  grant  representation  as  had  been  proposed  for 
the  Oklahoma  Indian  Mission,  the  Alaska  Mission,  and  the 
Red  Bird  Mission  was  approved. 

Bishop  Hardin  then  called  for  a  vote  on  the  motion  made 
by  George  A.  Wright  (South  Georgia)  that  ten  youth  rep- 
resentatives be  seated  with  voice  but  without  vote.  The 
motion  was  approved. 

Bishop  Hardin  asked  for  a  motion  on  the  question  of  seat- 
ing the  seminarians.  George  Williams  (Southern  California- 
Arizona)  asked  how  the  ten  youth  were  to  be  elected.  Mr. 
Wright  (South  Georgia)  stated  that  it  was  his  understand- 
ing that  they  would  be  nominated  and  selected  by  the  youth 
caucus  present  at  the  General  Conference  from  the  national 
youth  group. 

Melvin  Brawn  (California-Nevada)  :  I  move  that  these  youth  be 
elected,  two  from  each  jurisdiction,  comprising  the  ten. 

Mr.  Wright  (South  Georgia)  accepted  Mr.  Brawn's  mo- 
tion as  an  amendment  to  the  main  motion.  Truman  W.  Pot- 
ter (West  Virginia)  asked  that  a  youth  who  had  been 
elected  by  the  West  Virginia  Conference  but  denied  a  seat 
in  the  General  Conference  because  of  his  age  be  included  as 
one  of  the  youth  representatives.  Bishop  Hardin  stated  that 
would  require  a  vote  of  the  body.  Wendell  P.  Taylor  (Mis- 
sissippi-FCJ)  moved  to  amend  the  main  motion  to  provide 
that  the  youth  delegation  include  at  least  ten  percent  blacks. 
Mr.  Wright  (South  Georgia)  accepted  the  amendment  as 
a  part  of  the  main  motion.  Joe  A.  Harding  (Pacific  North- 
west) offered  a  substitute  for  the  main  motion,  providing 
that  the  youth  be  allowed  to  select  their  delegates  without 
restriction.  The  motion  to  substitute  was  approved;  Mr. 
Harding's  motion  thereby  became  the  main  motion,  and  it 
was  approved. 

Motion 

Richard  Tholin  (Northern  Illinois)  :  Mr.  Chairman,  I  would  like  to 
move  that  two  seminary  students  from  each  United  Methodist  Semi- 
nary be  seated  with  voice  but  not  vote,  to  be   selected  by  student 


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representatives  of  the  several  seminaries  here  at  General  Conference. 
If  there  is  a  second,  I  would  like  to  speak  to  it  just  briefly. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Is  it  seconded?  I  don't  hear  a  second  yet.  All  right, 
it's  seconded. 

Mr.  Tholin:  There  are  student  groups  of  about  five  seminary  stu- 
dents selected  by  their  student  bodies  to  be  here  at  the  General 
Conference.  If  we  were  to  seat  two  from  each  of  these  delegations, 
they  are  duly  representative  of  those  student  bodies  and  I  think  would 
be  the  best  ones  to  handle  it. 

Thomas  L.  Cromwell  (East  Ohio)  moved  that  this  be 
referred  to  the  Credentials  Committee  and  spoke  for  his 
motion.  The  motion  to  refer  was  approved. 

Commission  on  Entertainment  and  Program  Report  Re- 
sumed 

A.  G.  Jefferson  (Virginia)  :  I  am  not  the  Secretary  of  the  General 
Conference  but  I  would  like  to  remind  you  that  the  rules  require  that 
we  have  a  written  or  that  he  as  a  written  record  of  each  motion. 
Now  beginning  at  the  first  complete  paragraph,  rather  third  column 
of  page  63.  We  recommend  that  the  seating  plan  as  printed  in  the 
Daily  Christwn  Advocate  of  this  date  be  approved  as  the  official 
seating  plan  of  this  Conference.  We  further  recommend  that  our 
Commission  be  authorized  to  make,  from  time  to  time,  such  changes 
as  may  be  found  necessary. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Do  you  move  the  adoption? 

Mr.  Jefferson:  I  move  the  adoption,  Bishop,  yes. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Is  it  seconded?  Any  discussion.  If  you  will  approve, 
show  the  hands.  Opposed  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Jefferson:  Just  as  a  matter  of  information  because  some  of  you 
will  not  read  it,  in  the  middle  of  that  next  paragraph  you  see  that 
the  schedule  of  the  meeting  places  is  printed  on  pages  6  and  7  of  the 
Handbook.  Then  down  to  number  5  near  the  bottom  of  that  column 
several  changes  as  compared  to  the  past  have  been  made  concerning 
tl;e  Daily  Christian  Advocate.  The  increasing  cost  of  furnishing  the 
Daily  Christian  Advocate  to  the  delegates  has  been  a  source  of  con- 
cern to  your  Commission.  A  careful  study  of  this  problem  by  a 
special  committee  has  resulted  in  the  following  decisions:  (a)  only 
one  copy  of  the  DCA  will  ba  furnished  free  of  charge  to  each  delegate 
rather  than  two  as  heretofore;  (b)  the  size  of  the  DCA  will  be  re- 
duced to  8V2  X  11  inches;  (c)  a  less  expensive  paper  stock  will  be 
used;  (d)  devotional  addresses  and  sermons  will  be  omitted  from  the 
DCA.  These  changes  will  result  in  a  sizeable  savings  in  the  cost, 
and  the  Conference  is  requested  to  approve  the  action  of  the  Commis- 
sion making  these  changes.  I  move  the  approval. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Is  there  a  second?  Is  there  a  second?  Any  discus- 
sion? If  you  will  approve  the  changes,  show  the  hand.  Opposed  by 
"the  same  sign.  They  are  approved. 

Mr.  Jefferson:  Then,  in  case  you  might  not  read  this  next  para- 
graph, may  I  just  call  it  to  your  attention.  We're  pleased  to  report 
rpon  nomination  of  Mr.  John  Procter,  Publisher,  the  Commission  has 
again  elected  Dr.  Ewing  Wayland  as  editor  of  the  Daily  Christian 
Advocate.  This  will  be  the  fifth  General  Conference  for  which  Dr. 
Wayland  has  ssrved  in  this  capacity. 

We're  also  grateful  to  the  Methodist  Publishing  House,  and  I  think 
you  delegates  could  join  in  this,  for  the  providing  the  Hymnals  for 
the  delegates  without  cost  to  the  Conference.  I   merely  call  that  to 


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your  attention.  Down  near  the  bottom  of  the  first  column  in  page  64, 
Item  8 : 

"We  have  made  provisions  for  conveniently  located  press  tables, 
and  we  recommend  that  representatives  of  the  press,  as  designated 
from  time  to  time  by  the  Commission  on  Public  Relations  and  United 
Methodist  Information,  be  seated  at  these  tables,  with  admission 
to  the  floor  by  official  press  badges." 

I  move  adoption,  or  approval,  of  that.  Bishop. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Second?  If  you  will  approve,  show  the  hand.  Op- 
posed, by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Jefferson:  Item  9: 

"We  recommend  that  active  and  retired  members  of  the  Judicial 
Council  be  seated  upon  the  platform  during  all  business  sessions  of 
the  Conference." 

We  move  the  approval  of  that  recommendation. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Second?  Somebody's  bashful  about  seconding. 
Thank  you.  If  you  will  approve,  show  the  hand.  Opposed,  by  the 
same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Jefferson:  Item  10: 

"We  recommend  that  the  Communion  offering  be  the  only  offering 
taken,  and  after  consultation  with  the  Council  of  Bishops,  we  recom- 
mend that  the  proceeds  of  the  offering  be  turned  over  to  the  United 
Methodist  Committee  on  Overseas  Relief." 

I  move  the  adoption  of  that. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Is  there  a  second?  If  you  will  approve,  show  the 
hand.  Opposed,  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Jefferson:  Item  12,  near  the  top  of  the  second  column: 

"Your  Commission  recommends  a  per  diem  allowance  of  $20  for 
each  delegate  for  the  days  said  delegate  is  in  attendance  at  the  ses- 
sions of  the  Conference." 

We  move  that  adoption,  Bishop. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Second?  If  you  will  approve,  show  the  hand.  Op- 
posed, by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Jefferson:  Then,  in  Item  14: 

"In  order  to  provide  for  the  convenience  of  certain  persons  who 
will  not  be  present  during  the  entire  session  of  the  General  Con- 
ference, but  who  have  been  invited  as  a  matter  of  privilege  for  the 
Conference,  and  in  order  to  facilitate  their  presentation  to  the  Con- 
ference, your  Commission  recommends  the  following  Orders  of  the 
Day: 

a.  Greetings  from  the  Mayor  of  the  city  of  Atlanta,  Sam  Massell — 
Wednesday,  April  19,  9:30  A.M. 

b.  Fraternal  Delegates — Wednesday,  April  19,  10:30  A.M. 

c.  Greetings  from  the  Governor  of  the  state  of  Georgia,  Jimmy 
Carter— Wednesday,  April  26,  9:30  A.M. 

"All  other  requests  for  Orders  of  the  Day  are  referred  to  the 
Committee  on  Agenda  as  required  by  the  Rules." 

We  move  these  three  Orders  of  the  Day. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Is  there  a  second?  If  you  will  approve,  show  the 
hand.  Opposed,  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.   Jefferson:    Near   the   bottom    of  that   column,  under   Item   b.: 

"On  Wednesday  evening,  April  19,  World  Methodist  Night  will  be 
observed  in  the  theater  of  the  Civic  Center.  In  a  dramatic  program, 
representatives  of  the  World  Methodist  Council,  Affiliated  Autono- 
mous Methodist  Churches  and  other  indigenous  groups  related  to 
our  Church  will  be  presented.  In  view  of  this  program,  it  is  our 
intent  that  the  General  Conference  will  not  hear  individual  reports 
of  the  groups  represented  in  the  program  and  that  the  General  Con- 


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ference  sessions  will  not  need  to  be  interspersed  with  introductions, 
presentations,  etc.,  of  such  representatives.  We  recommend  this  to 
be  an  official  session  of  the  General  Conference." 

I  move  that.  Bishop. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Is  there  a  second.  If  you  approve,  show  the  hand. 
Opposed  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Jefferson:  Then  at  the  top  of  the  page  of,  next  page  65,  of  the 
first  column,  item  b  there,  is  not  for  Conference  action,  but  there 
is  a  rather  unusual  situation  here  that  I  would  like  to  call  to  your 
attention.  This  has  to  do  with  election  of  the  delegates  from  the 
United  Brethren  Church,  and  also  from  the  former  Methodist,  and 
keeping  them  in  the  proper  perspective  of  13%  for  one  and  87  for 
the  other. 

The  bottom,  near  the  bottom  of  that  paragraph  b,  just  above  the 
letter  c  there,  "As  a  result  of  this  division  130  of  1,000  delegates, 
elected  by  the  Annual  Conferences  of  former  EUB  members  and  866 
of  the  former  Methodist  members,  the  other  4  to  make  the  grand  total 
of  1,000  are  from  the  Methodist  Church  of  Great  Britain."  I  call 
your  attention  to  this  because  this  is  the  first  time  that  voting  dele- 
gates have  been  elected  from  the  Church  in  Great  Britain,  and  I 
think  it  is  worthy  of  our  notation. 

Then  in  conclusion  at  the  bottom  of  the  next  column,  the  middle 
column,  "The  scope  of  the  foregoing  report  is  an  indication  of  the 
vast  amount  of  work  that  has  been  done  by  many  people  in  prepara- 
tion of  the  1972  session  of  the  General  Conference.  It  is  an  impossi- 
bility to  adequately  thank  all  who  have  shared  in  the  responsibilities 
of  planning  and  arranging  all  the  details  involved.  While  we  will 
recognize  some  during  the  session,  we  note  that  many  who  should 
be  recognized  will  not  be.  As  a  Commission  we  want  to  record  our 
gratitude  to  the  large  number  of  men  and  women,  who,  without  whose 
faithful  help  this  Conference  could  not  be  possible."  And  that  is  signed 
by  the  Chairman  and  Secretary  of  the  Commission  on  Entertainment 
and  Program,  and  I  thank  you,  Bishop. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Thank  you,  Mr.  Jefferson,  for  an  excellent  report, 
excellently  made.  Thank  you  very  much. 

Motion  to  Amend  Report 

Raoul  C.  Calkins  (West  Ohio)  :  I  would  like  to  make  an  amendment 
to  the  repoi't  of  the  Commission  on  Entertainment  and  Program.  Item 
number  2,  on  page  63.  The  amendment  is  this :  "That  the  Commission 
on  Entertainment  and  Program  be  requested  to  reconsider  the  propos- 
al that  the  1976  General  Conference  meet  in  Portland  and  if  possible, 
the  1976  General  Conference  be  held  closer  to  the  center  of  the  United 
Methodist  population,  and  further,  that  all  boards  and  agencies  give 
special  attention  to  holding  meetings  in  such  locations  so  that  there 
will  be  a  minimum  of  travel  and  entertainment  expense. 

The  motion  to  amend  was  seconded,  and  Dr.  Calkins 
spoke  in  favor  of  it.  Jack  M.  Tuell  (Pacific  Northwest) 
spoke  against  it.  Robert  W.  Burtner  (Oregon-Idaho)  stated 
that  the  invitation  still  stood.  The  motion  was  defeated. 

Gilbert  H.  Caldivell,  Jr.  (Southern  New  England)  moved 
that  a  report  from  Black  Methodists  for  Church  Renewal 
be  made  an  order  of  the  day  at  11 :25  a.m.  The  motion  was 
defeated. 

Paul  A.  Duffey  (Alabama- West  Florida)  asked  the  con- 


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ference  to  grant  the  Angola  delegation  the  privilege  of 
having  Zachariah  Cardozo,  an  interpreter,  seated  with 
them.  The  Chair  asked  that  this  matter  be  held  in  abeyance 
pending  a  motion  to  approve  the  report  of  the  Commission 
on  Entertainment  and  Program  as  a  whole. 

E.  McKinnon  White  (Southern  New  England)  stated  that 
there  was  some  uncertainty  about  the  chair's  ruling  that 
Mr.  Caldwell's  motion  had  been  defeated.  Bishop  Hardin 
asked  for  another  show  of  hands  and  ruled  that  the  motion 
was  defeated. 

Lester  L.  Moore  (Iowa)  asked  whether  an  offering  would 
be  taken  for  the  ushers  and  pages.  A.  G.  Jefferson  stated 
that  the  Commission  on  Entertainment  and  Program  was 
not  recommending  such  an  offering.  Mr.  Moore  moved  to 
amend  the  report  of  the  Commission  to  provide  that  an  of- 
fering for  the  ushers  and  pages  be  received  at  an  appro- 
priate time  designated  by  the  Commission.  Mr.  Jefferson 
explained  the  Commission's  position,  Floyd  H.  Coffman 
(Kansas  East)  asked  how  much  was  being  paid  the  ushers 
and  pages.  Mr.  Jefferson  referred  the  question  to  Dr.  Nor- 
man Conard,  General  Conference  Business  Manager,  who 
stated  they  were  paid  one  dollar  per  day. 

Wilbur  C.  Ziegler  (Southern  New  England)  asked  Mr. 
Jefferson  if  there  had  been  any  understanding  between  the 
Commission  and  Black  Methodists  for  Church  Renewal  re- 
garding a  time  on  the  agenda.  Marshall  C.  Hjelte  (Pacific 
Northwest)  raised  a  point  of  order. 

Bishop  Hardin  called  for  a  vote  on  the  amendment  of- 
fered by  Mr.  Moore,  and  the  amendment  was  adopted. 

Regarding  Black  Methodists  for  Church  Renewal,  Bishop 
Hardin  stated  the  understanding  of  the  chair  that  this  was 
not  an  order  of  the  day,  but  that  he  w^ould  recognize  the 
group  for  a  presentation  just  prior  to  adjournment  at  noon. 

Bishop  Hardin  called  for  a  vote  on  the  report  of  the 
Commission  on  Entertainment  and  Program  as  a  whole, 
and  it  was  adopted. 

Committee  on  Plan  of  Organization  and  Rules  of  Order 

Bishop  Hardin  recognized  John  D.  Herr  (Eastern  Penn- 
sylvania) for  the  report  of  the  Committee  on  Plan  of  Orga- 
nization and  Rules  of  Order.  J.  Wesley  Hole  (General 
Conference  Secretary)  called  attention  to  Rule  15  and  asked 
that  all  motions  and  amendments  be  submitted  to  the  secre- 
tary's table  in  writing. 

Mr.  Herr:  Thank  you.  Bishop,  the  Committee  on  Plan  of  Organiza- 
tion and  Rules  of  Order  is  the  interim  committee.  We  are  to  receive 
proposals  to  change  the  Plan  of  Organization  and  Rules  and  received 
quite  a  number  of  suggestions,  are  reported  as  given  in  the  Daily 
Christian  Advocate  on  page  49,  that's  IB,  and  would  you  turn  to  the 
Handbook,  page  217,  Plan  of  Organization — begins  on  page  217  and 


250  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

then  the  rules  are  on  232.  You  can  follow  this  report  on  page  49,  that 
is  IB  if  you  keep  those  two  documents  before  you. 

Our  interim  report  is  three  parts,  as  you  see  on  page  49.  There 
were  certain  editorial  corrections  which  were  posted  by  the  Secretary, 
approved  by  the  interim  committee.  There  were  certain  items  which 
need  immediate  action,  and  that's  the  reason  the  Bishops  said  they 
couldn't  have  an  election  of  a  Secretary  until  this  report  was  given; 
and  then  are  items  which  can  receive  later  consideration,  and  those 
items  you  referred  to  the  new  committee  on  Plan  of  Organization 
and  Rules  of  Order. 

Now  the  first  part,  the  editorial  corrections  do  not  contain  any 
substantive  changes  at  all.  They  are  purely  editorial  corrections  and 
the  Committee  hopes  that  you  will  adopt  them.  If  there  are  any 
questions,  I  think  that  either  I  or  Dr.  Hole  can  answer  them  but 
they  are  editorial  in  nature. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Are  there  any  questions?  Are  you  ready  to  accept 
the  report.  If  you  will  do  so,  show  the  hands.  Opposed  by  the  same 
sign.  It  is  accepted. 

Mr.  Herr:  Then  we  come  to  Part  2,  following  that  items  for  im- 
mediate action.  No.  1,  the  Hayidhook,  page  217  calls  for  reserve 
delegates  to  be  seated  in  place  of  the  principal  delegates  in  order 
of  election,  but  in  view  of  Judicial  Council  ruling  333,  we  recommend 
that  Rule  lA,  2c  be  suspended  by  this  Conference  for  the  duration  of 
the  Conference. 

Bishop  Hardin:  You  heard  the  motion  of  the  recommendation.  If 
you  approve,  show  the  hand.  Opposed  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Herr:  The  Commission  on  Entertainment  and  Program  made 
a  great  many  helpful  suggestions,  and  one  of  them  was  to  call  atten- 
tion to  the  fact  that  the  rule  on  page  223  which  shows  how  a  substitute 
is  to  be  seated  for  principal  delegate  had  not  been  followed  in  the 
last  several  Conferences,  and  so  it  is  recommended  that  the  wording 
be  substituted.  Now  this  is  not  only  a  substitution  but  is  a  simplifica- 
tion of  the  whole  process.  I  think  I  had  better  read  it,  Bishop,  because 
the  Chairman  of  the  various  delegations  need  to  follow  this. 

Mr.  Herr  read  the  proposed  substitution  for  Plan  of 
Organization  VI.  A.  5  (see  page  185).  Bishop  Hardin 
called  for  a  vote  on  the  proposed  substitute,  and  it  was 
adopted. 

Mr.  Herr:  Now  the  point  3,  and  this  relates  to  point  3  and  4,  are 
given  to  you  in  order  that  the  business  .  .  .  the  Committee  work  be 
done  expeditiously.  The  first  is  the  change  in  title  from  the  Committee 
on  Presentation  of  Reports  to  the  Committee  on  Calendar  and  then 
the  rewording  of  the  Handbook,  VI,  A2. 

Mr.  Herr  read  the  proposed  substitution  for  Plan  of 
Organization  VI.  A.  2  (see  page  184).  Bishop  Hardin 
called  for  a  vote  on  the  proposed  substitute,  and  it  was 
adopted. 

Mr.  Herr:  Now,  the  changes  in  the  rules  relating  to  the  Legislative 
Committee.  Turn  to  page  219.  This  first  point  which  we  come  to  under 
rule  IV,  it  has  to  do  with  secretarial  staff";  it  would  follow  the  first 
paragraph.  This  is  new.  The  Conference  shall  elect  upon  nomination 
of  the  secretary,  a  Coordinator  of  Calendar,  who  shall  assist  the 
Committee  on  Calendar,  in  presenting  reports  in  such  an  order  so 
as  to  expedite  the  business  of  the  Conference  as  well  as  other  re- 


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sponsibilities  of  the  Committee.  This  is  in  reverse  of  what  you  just 
passed  and  the  secretary  could  have  done  this  but  this  makes  sure 
that  it  is  the  General  Conference  that  elects  upon  nomination  of  the 
secretary. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Any  questions?  If  you  w^ill  approve,  show  the  hand. 
Opposed,  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Herr:  Under  4,  now  we  come  to  2,  amend  rule  VI.D.(d),  you 
add  vice-chairman.  These  matters  have  to  do  with  the  Coaching 
Conferences  that  are  set  up  by  the  secretary,  it  was  deemed  advisable 
to  also  include  the  vice-chairman  in  the  Coaching  Conference.  And 
then  in  the  sixth  line  to  add  the  times  of  the  daily  deadline  for  pub- 
lishing reports.  That  tightens  the  matter  of  when  these  reports  should 
get  in  the  hands  of  the  secretary  and  then  in  the  seventh  line,  instead 
of  having  chairman  and  secretaries,  you  have  the  word  committees. 
You  have  used  the  word  chairman  and  secretaries  several  times 
before. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Any  questions?  If  you  will  approve,  show  the 
hand.  Opposed,  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

John  D.  Herr:  Now,  will  the  delegates  turn  to  page  240  of  the 
Handbook.  This  has  to  do  with  the  Duties  and  Prerogatives  of  the 
Committees,  and  at  the  very  beginning  of  rule  31,  you  insert  these 
words:  "As  its  first  work,  the  Committee  shall  evaluate  its  petitions, 
come  to  agreements  regarding  priority,  and  outline  its  work  on  the 
basis  of  these  priorities."  It's  very  clear  that  it's  the  intent  of  the 
Rules  Committee  to  recommend  to  you  that  as  far  as  possible  matters 
come  to  you  in  the  light  of  the  priority  assigned  by  the  Legislative 
Committees. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Any  discussion  or  question?  If  you  will  approve, 
show  the  hand.  Opposed,  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Herr:  Turn  to  page  240  of  the  Handbook.  This  has  to  do  with 
the  Legislative  Committee  reports  coming  to  the  secretary.  "As  quick- 
ly as  the  material  can  be  prepared,  each  secretary  of  a  Standing 
Legislative  Committee  shall  present  a  clearly  marked  original  work 
copy  of  the  Committee's  report."  Before  it  was  three  copies.  This 
will  relieve  the  secretary  of  much  of  the  work.  But  this  one  copy 
which  is  clearly  marked  should  be  signed  by  the  Committee  Chairman 
and  the  Secretary  of  the  Conference.  I  don't  think  that  I  need  to 
read  the  additional  part  of  that,  although,  I  hope  that  the  secretaries 
of   all   the    committees   will   read    that  and   follow   it  very  carefully. 

Biship  Hardin:  Thank  you.  Any  question?  If  you  will  approve, 
show  the  hand.  Opposed,  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

M?'.  Herr  read  the  proposed  changes  in  Rule  33  (see 
page  202).  Bishop  Hardin  put  the  proposal  to  a  vote,  and 
the  changes  were  approved. 

Mr.  Herr:  Now,  Bishop,  five  comes  to  us  directly  from  the  Com- 
mission on  Entertainment  and  Program,  and  they  have  worked  very 
closely  with  Dr.  White  and  Dr.  Hole,  who  have  been  the  secretary, 
and  before  that  Dr.  Moore,  and  this  has  been  cleared  with  ...  by  the 
Executive  Committee  of  the  Council  on  Bishops;  and  the  proposal  is 
not  to  elect  a  secretary  for  this  General  Conference,  but  to  elect  a 
secretary-designate,  who  will  take  over  when  all  the  work  of  this 
General  Conference  is  completed,  but  at  a  date  not  later  than  a  year 
following  this  General  Conference.  The  exact  time  when  that  secre- 
tary-designate would  take  over  would  be  determined  by  the  Commis- 
sion on  Entertainment  and  Program,  but  not  later  than  12  months 
after  the  adjournment  of  the  General  Conference. 


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Bishop  Hardin:  All  right,  I  think  that's  clear.  Any  questions?  If  you 
favor,  show  the  hand.  Opposed,  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Herr:  Now,  on  page  219,  this  Rule  4  which  has  to  do  with 
the  secretaries,  this  is  the  reverse  of  the  action  you've  just  taken, 
and  it  simply  spells  out  what  the  duties  of  the  Secretary  of  this 
General  Conference  are. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Any  question  about  that?  If  you  will  approve,  show 
the  hand.  Opposed,  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Mr.  Herr:  Now,  Mr.  Chairman,  Bishop  Hardin,  the  Part  3  item, 
submitted  for  consideration,  I  would  ask  that  the  General  Conference 
refer  these  to  the  newly  elected  Plan  of  Organization  and  Rules 
Committee  to  report  back  at  a  later  date  at  this  General  Conference. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Thank  you.  If  you  will  accept  that  and  approve 
the  report  so  far  as  it  has  been  made,  show  the  hands.  Opposed  by 
the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

Interpreter  for  Delegates  from  Angola 

Paul  A.  Diiffey  (Alabama-West  Florida)  moved  that 
Zacarias  Cardoso  be  seated  without  participation,  but  with 
credentials  allowing  access  to  the  floor  for  the  purpose  of 
serving  as  an  interpreter  for  the  two  delegates  from 
Angola.  The  motion  was  seconded  and  approved. 

Election  of  Secretary  and  Secretary-Designate 

Bishop  Roy  H.  Short  (Secretary,  Council  of  Bishops)  :  Mr.  Chair- 
mian,  in  line  with  the  action  provided  for  in  the  adoption  of  the  Re- 
port of  the  Committee  on  Rules,  the  Council  of  Bishops  nominates 
Dr.  J.  Wesley  Hole  as  Secretary  of  the  1972  General  Conference  and 
J.  B.  Holt  as  Secretary-Designate,  the  Secretary-Designate  to  take 
over  when  all  work  related  to  the  present  session  is  completed,  the 
exact  date  to  be  determined  by  the  Commission  on  Entertainment 
and  Program. 

Bishop  Hardin:  You've  heard  the  nomination.  The  Discipline  pro- 
vides that  nominations  may  also  be  made  from  the  floor.  Are  there 
any  other  nominations?  If  not,  do  I  hear  a  motion  to  accept  the 
Report  and  the  nomination?  If  you  will  accept  the  Report,  show  the 
hand.  Opposed,  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  done. 

J.  Wesley  Hole  presented  the  list  of  nominations  for  the 
secretarial  staff  (see  page  15).  The  persons  nominated 
by  Dr.  Hole  were  elected. 

Inasmuch  as  the  time  set  on  the  agenda  for  recess  had 
passed  Bishop  Hardin  inquired  as  to  the  will  of  the  body. 
Kenneth  Cooper  (Alabama- West  Florida)  moved  that  the 
conference  proceed  with  hearing  the  Episcopal  Address; 
the  motion  was  not  seconded,  having  L.  Sr/iith  (Oklahoma) 
moved  that  the  conference  be  in  recess  for  ten  minutes. 
The  motion  was  seconded  and  carried. 

Following  the  recess  special  music  was  presented  by  the 
Candler  Choraliers. 

The  Episcopal  Address 

The  Episcopal  Address  was  given  by  Bishop  F,  Gerald 
Ensley  (see  page  205). 


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Nominations — Standing  Administrative  Committees 

Bishop  Roy  H.  Short  (Secretary,  Council  of  Bishops) 
presented  the  names  of  persons  nominated  by  the  Council 
of  Bishops  to  serve  on  the  Committee  on  Presiding  Officers 
(see  page  22),  the  Committee  on  Plan  of  Organization  and 
Rules  of  Order  (see  page  21),  the  Committee  on  Journal 
(see  page  21),  the  Committee  on  Credentials  (see  page  20), 
the  Committee  on  Courtesies  and  Privileges  (see  page  20), 
and  the  Committee  on  Calendar  (see  page  20).  Bishop  Short 
also  presented  the  name  of  Edsel  A.  Aminons  (Northern 
Illinois)  as  a  nomination  to  the  Committee  on  Reference  as 
appointed  by  the  Council  of  Bishops  at  its  Fall  meeting  to 
serve  in  place  of  Wayne  Calbert  (Mississippi-FCJ),  who 
was  being  nominated  to  serve  on  the  Committee  on 
Calendar. 

The  nominations  were  approved  by  a  show  of  hands. 
(Note:  Those  nominated  by  the  Council  of  Bishops  were 
the  same  as  listed  membership  of  the  committees  with  two 
exceptions.  Daniel  L.  Shearer  (Central  Pennsylvania)  was 
nominated  to  the  Committee  on  Courtesies  and  Privileges, 
but  Grafitas  E.  Hoopert  (Central  Pennsylvania)  was  substi- 
tuted for  him  at  a  later  session.  Wanda  Walls  (Youth)  was 
nominated  to  the  Committee  on  Calendar  at  a  later  session 
after  the  General  Conference  voted  to  enlarge  the  commit- 
tee.) 

Agenda  Amended 

Bishop  Hardin  inquired  as  to  how  the  conference  wished 
to  proceed  in  view  of  the  fact  that  it  had  been  unable  to 
complete  items  listed  in  the  agenda  in  the  time  allotted. 
Charles  B.  Purdham  (Minnesota)  asked  a  question  about 
the  agenda.  Ted  I.  Richardson  (Southwest  Texas)  moved 
that  the  conference  proceed  to  the  Structure  Study  Com- 
mission report  and  defer  hearing  the  Theological  Study 
Commission  report  until  Tuesday.  Carroll  H,  Long  (Hol- 
ston)  moved  a  substitute  that  the  conference  adhere  to  the 
agenda  as  mimeographed  and  distributed.  J.  Wesley  Hole 
(General  Conference  Secretary)  explained  the  procedure 
that  would  be  followed  in  the  afternoon  legislative  commit- 
tee sessions  under  the  existing  agenda.  John  H.  Rixse,  Jr. 
(Virginia)  spoke  against  the  procedure  outlined  by  Dr. 
Hole.  Irving  L.  Smith  (Oklahoma)  spoke  against  the  substi- 
tute and  in  favor  of  the  main  motion.  Albert  C.  Outler 
(North  Texas)  stated  that  the  Theological  Study  Commis- 
sion did  not  object  to  the  deferral  of  its  report.  The  substi- 
tute was  defeated.  The  main  motion  was  approved. 

Privilege  Motion 

John  H.  Rixse  (Virginia)  :  I  have  a  matter  of  personal  privilege 
motion;  I  move  that  upon  completion  of  Dow  Kirkpatrick's  presenta- 


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tion  of  the  report  of  the  Structure  Study  Committee  and  prior  to 
any  parliamentary  actions  which  would  cut  off  debate,  that  as  a 
matter  of  personal  privilege,  the  General  Conference  hear  a  statement 
from  Professor  Albert  C.  Outler. 

Bishop  Hardin:  Is  there  a  second?  Do  you  want  to  discuss  it? 
If  you  will  grant  it,  show  the  hand.  Opposed  by  the  same  sign.  It 
is  done. 

Structure  Study  Commission — Dow  Kirkpatrick 

Dow  Kirkpatrick  (Northern  Illinois),  Chairman  of  the 
Structure  Study  Commission,  presented  the  report.  He 
called  attention  to  corrections  which  should  be  made  in 
the  report  as  printed  and  distributed  and  outlined  the 
procedure  to  be  followed  by  members  of  the  Commission 
in  presenting  various  aspects  of  the  proposal. 

Dow  Kirkpatrick:  The  General  Conference  in  1968  was  the  focal 
point  of  a  variety  of  forces,  all  saying  that  change  which  is  respon- 
sible to  the  future  is  the  best  form  of  faithfulness  in  the  present 
and  our  greatest  honor  to  the  past.  So  a  Structure  Study  Commission 
was  appointed;  the  process  is  norinally  amended  to  what  we  have; 
and  now  we  bring  you  a  whole  document.  What  we  have  heard  in 
these  four  years  from  the  church  at  all  levels  clearly  is  that  the 
elements  in  the  board  and  agency  structures  of  The  United  Methodist 
Church  which  offer  the  least  power  for  mission  in  the  future  and 
maybe  even  some  drag  are  those  elements  which  cannot  be  dealt 
with  by  amending  one  board  here  and  another  one  there.  Rather, 
these  elements  are  part  of  the  whole  system,  and  they  must  be  dealt 
with  in  their  wholeness  if  this  system  is  to  be  renewed. 

The  twinful  side  of  this  system  is  first,  that  the  general  agencies 
resource  the  local  church  in  its  mission  and,  secondly,  that  the  general 
agencies  make  possible  mission-fulfillment  by  doing  those  things  on 
behalf  of  local  disciples  that  can  only  be  done  by  being  together  as  a 
corporate  entity.  The  criteria  for  judging  our  model,  by  which  we 
judge  it  ourselves,  are  on  page  two  of  the  Preamble:  coordination, 
ongoing  accountability,  flexibility  within  this  accountability,  the  rep- 
resentation of  the  pluralities  of  the  church,  and  the  kind  of  ef- 
fectiveness which  comes  from  efficiency  and  economy.  You  have  before 
you,  on  your  desks,  the  cost  analysis  which  we  offer  at  this  time,  of 
the  comparison  of  our  model  with  the  present  system.  May  I  just 
highlight  what  that  says. 

First,  you  have  a  comparative  chart  of  the  membership  of  struc- 
tural models.  Presently  there  are  1100  members  on  all  the  agencies, 
but  approximately  300  of  them  are  dual.  So  something  like  700  per- 
sons are  involved.  In  the  proposed  model  there  would  be  a  minimum 
of  780,  a  maximum  of  1083.  It  has  been  our  feeling  that  you  did 
not  want  savings  by  cutting  down  on  the  membership  participation 
in  agencies.  However,  the  cost  analysis  shows  a  saving  of  $14,000 
estimated  in  cost  of  annual  meetings  of  these  members  by  the  con- 
solidations that  take  place  and  a  further  savings  of  $200,000  in  the 
reduction  of  general  staff  officers.  The  reduction  in  the  number  of 
agencies  is  given  you  as  from  presently  47  units  to  33  units. 

This  model  eliminates  all  interboards,  drastically  reduces  the  num- 
ber of  commissions  and  disciplinary  committees,  and  at  the  same 
time  lowers  the  number  of  boards  and  increases  the  number  of 
divisions.  This  reduction  is  estimated  at  approximately  $280,000  to 
$300,000.  The  systems  cost  study  shows  the  possibility  of  an  additional 
$221,000  to  $250,000.  There  are  a  number  of  points  there  illustrating 
where  those  would  be  made  in  the  system. 


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Then  on  the  final  page  there  are  6  summary  paragraphs.  I  want 
to  refer  to  3  of  them.  The  first  one — it  is  not  the  understanding  of 
the  commission  that  restructuring  was  being  called  for  primarily 
for  economic  reasons.  Secondly,  that  any  savings  resulting  from 
restructure  would  not  result  in  a  reduced  apportionment  to  local 
churches  but  would  result  in  a  redistribution  of  resources  from  ad- 
ministration to  program  needs. 

And  very  importantly,  number  five,  this  study  is  based  on  the 
present  structure  model  and  that  proposed  by  the  Structure  Study 
Commission.  This  study  is  not  an  attempt  to  compare  the  costs  of 
alternate  proposals,  which  are  all  increased  over  their  present  size 
and  over  the  size  of  the  Structure  Study  Commission  model.  Finally, 
in  this  opening  presentation  I  would  just  like  to  indicate  that  there 
are  three  principles  of  administration  that  we  see  point  toward  the 
future  and  in  some  sense  open  us  up  to  newness. 

First,  in  the  areas  of  coordination,  in  addition  to  that  kind  we  are 
familiar  with  in  the  church  where  somebody  referees  the  overlapping 
of  plans  already  made  independently,  we  add  to  that  more  effective 
coordination  of  providing  a  flow  from  prior  research  and  planning 
which  shakes  coordinated  implementation.  It  is  better  to  avoid  these 
conflicts  than  to  let  a  group  of  semi-autonomous  units  frame  their 
own  plans  and  then  adjudicate  them,  though  we  need  both  kinds. 

The  second  principle  that  is  important  here  is  that  traditionally 
when  we  have  wanted  to  enhance  a  cause,  we  have  separated  it  out 
from  evex-ything  else.  If  it  was  the  time  for  evangelism  or  education 
or  social  concerns,  we  separated  it  out,  made  it  a  board  of  its  own, 
gave  it  its  own  members,  gave  it  its  own  budget,  gave  it  its  own 
General  Secretary.  In  this  day  it  is  our  belief  that  to  enhance  the 
cause  you  do  not  separate  it  from  others ;  you  bring  it  into  dynamic 
relationship.  For  example,  the  Board  of  Discipleship  brings  together 
worship,  evangelism,  stewardship,  lay  life  and  work  and  local  church 
education. 

Everyone  is  enhanced  because  it  is  related  to  the  other.  In  the 
present  system  at  least  three  of  those  deal  with  worship  in  the  local 
church.  Would  it  not  strengthen  the  local  church  and  its  worship 
ministry  if  they  worked  together? 

One  other  illustration  of  how  dynamic  relationship  increases  the 
value  of  a  function,  rather  than  separating  it,  this  new  age  of  ecu- 
menical witness.  In  our  model  we  feel  that  that  becomes  a  larger 
concept  than  ever  before  because  it  is  brought  into  dynamic  relation- 
ship with  all  global  ministries,  all  of  which  are  rapidly  becoming 
ecumenical.  In  other  words,  we  lift  the  signs  of  ecumenicity  far 
beyond  the  importance  of  COCU  and  other  local  U.S.  matters  and 
begin  to  see  that  all  of  our  former  missions  which  were  dealt  with 
in  a  missionary  context  are  now  chui'ches  in  their  own  right,  and  we 
deal  with  them  ecumenically  as  church  to  church. 

Finally,  this  report  introduces  a  confidence  in  participation  of 
local  level  Christians.  Elites  are  needed,  and  still  are  needed,  in 
Methodism  at  some  places,  but  elitism  is  not  needed  in  the  policy 
decision  places,  such  as  General  Conference  and  Council  on  Ministries. 
When  a  delegate  to  the  Council  on  Ministries  becomes  an  expert, 
he  becomes,  we  think,  disqualified.  He  ought  to  be  sent  back  home 
and  somebody  sent  with  a  f  I'esh  voice. 

The  Question  of  Representation 

Mrs.  Martin  Harvey  (Structure  Study  Commission)  :  Throughout 
the  model  we  have  sought  to  provide  the  structural  means  by  which 
the  system  is  opened  up  to  the  voices  of  the  local  church  and  the 
plurality  and  diversities  in  the  whole  life  of  the  church.  And  in  so 
doing  we,  according  to  some,  have  exceeded  our  mandate,  but  we  have 


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followed  where  we  have  been  led  by  the  Spirit.  And  this  is  evidenced 
that  we  .  .  .  this  openness  of  which  we  are  talking,  by  placing  board 
and  staff  under  tenure  for  the  first  time,  restricting  them  to  eight 
years  of  service  in  a  chosen  role,  instead  of  life  sentence,  thus  giving 
you  the  opportunity  of  providing  the  church  with  your  multiple 
wealth  of  untapped  and  unused  talent. 

It  is  further  evidenced  by  the  shortening  the  twelve-year  tenure 
of  board  members  to  eight  years,  so  that  many  more  Methodists  may 
experience  national  board  participation.  It  is  evidenced  again  by 
providing  that  the  general  secretaries  of  the  program  boards  be 
elected  by  persons  directly  responsible  to  annual  conferences.  And 
again,  by  providing  that  in  every  board  each  division  will  be  able  to 
elect  persons  with  special  skills  and  contributions  who  will  serve  as 
members  at  large  of  the  division  and  provide  the  expertise  and 
continuity  that  is  needed. 

We  have  listened  to  the  voices  of  the  diverse  and  pluralistic  groups 
that  offer  enrichment  to  the  life  of  the  church.  Youth,  young  adults, 
women,  the  ethnic  minorities  of  the  Hispanic  American,  the  Indian 
American,  the  Asian  American,  and  the  Black  American.  Much  of 
what  we  heard  came  from  their  caucuses,  of  which  there  are  two 
kinds.  The  first  is  the  formally  organized  caucus,  which  is  disci- 
plinary and  has  disciplinary  structures,  and  which  is  officially  repre- 
sented by  youth  and  young  adults.  And  the  second  kind  of  caucus, 
to  which  our  bishop  spoke  this  morning,  is  the  ad  hoc,  informal 
caucus,  sensitizing  agents,  representing  women  and  the  ethnic  minor- 
ity. For  all  of  these  we  have  provided  in  the  model  an  opportunity 
for  those  of  us  in  the  minority  relationship  to  the  church,  to  par- 
ticipate in  the  process  of  selecting  who  shall  represent  us. 

In  listening  and  having  heart,  we  have  showii  that  we  care  by 
providing  a  broader  based  representation  for  the  inclusive  church  as 
it  seeks  to  become  more  relevant  to  the  new  day,  the  new  age,  which 
is  now.  And  so  your  opportunity  is  in  the  days  and  hours  that  lie 
ahead,  as  you  meet  and  study  on  the  report,  to  also  listen  and  to 
really  hear  and  to  show  that  you  care. 

Council  on  Ministries  Proposed 

Richard  Cain  (Southern  California- Arizona)  :  Bishop  Hardin, 
ladies  and  gentlemen  of  the  General  Conference:  I  should  like  to 
draw  your  attention  to  the  proposal  for  a  Council  on  Ministries 
which  is  contained  in  paragraphs  825  to  834  and  page  86  of  the 
Daily  Christian  Advocate.  Each  four  years  the  Annual  Conference 
of  the  church  elect  persons  to  come  for  a  two-week  period  to  review, 
consider  and  set  the  directions  for  the  life  of  the  church.  By  our 
Constitution  and  by  our  practice,  there  is  indicated  that  the  Annual 
Conferences  are  the  basic,  and  fundamental,  bodies  of  the  church 
and  that  whenever  there  are  decisions  to  be  made  for  the  life  of  the 
entire  church,  the  Annual  Conference  shall  be  directly  responsible, 
related  and  determine  those  decisions.  .  .  .  You  will  note  that  the 
Council  on  Ministries  had  as  its  basic  membership  those  who  are 
elected  in  a  free  election  by  the  Annual  Conference,  the  funda- 
mental body.  The  reason  for  suggesting  categories  is  to  enable  us 
to  ensure  that  the  total  representation  shall  indeed  be  representative 
of  the  life  and  membership  of  the  Annual  Conferences. 

The  heavy  majority  of  the  voting  members  are  made  up  of  those 
who  originally  sent  in  and  are  sent  by  the  Annual  Conference — first, 
to  exercise  that  two-week  responsibility  to  review  and  determine  the 
life  of  the  church  and  the  General  Conference,  and  then  that  person 
to  continue  that  process  under  the  mandate  and  the  direction  of  the 
General  Conference  in  the  ensuing  period  that  shall  come  between 
sessions  of  the  General  Conference. 


The  United  Methodist  Church  257 

There  is  direct  relationship  and  accountability  to  the  Annual  Con- 
ference as  the  basic  body  of  the  church.  It  also  enables  by  the  selection 
of  these  persons  by  the  basic  body  a  direct  and  regular  input  of 
information,  of  reaction,  of  suggestions  and  questions  by  those  who 
made  up  the  representatives  to  the  Annual  Conference,  It  clearly 
enumerates  and  sets  forth  so  that  every  minister  and  member  of 
the  church  has  a  person  to  whom  they  can  go  to  inquire  concerning 
the  life  and  work  of  the  denomination  that  they  love  and  the  church 
that  they  would  rightly  serve.  We  have  hoped  that  in  the  proposal 
that  is  before  you  for  consideration  we  have  indeed  enabled  the 
Annual  Conference  to  exercise  more  fully  its  right  and  responsibility 
to  be  directly  involved  whenever  there  is  a  decision  to  be  made  in 
the  life  of  the  church,  which  is  the  principle  of  the  General  Con- 
ference. 

Secondly,  we  trust  that  in  the  Council  on  Ministries  model  for 
your  consideration,  we  have  used  at  every  juncture  the  model  of  the 
General  Conference.  Please  note  that  we  have  suggested  that  you 
consider  that  if  the  Council  on  Ministries  be  established  that  it  shall 
utilize  the  staff  of  the  church,  the  civil  service  of  the  church,  as 
does  the  General  Conference  as  it  goes  about  its  task  of  making 
decisions  in  the  life  of  the  church.  We  feel  that  this  is  a  sound 
principle  that  has  been  proven  time  after  time  by  the  actions  of  this 
General  Conference.  .  .  . 

Secondly,  following  the  general  model  of  the  General  Conference, 
we  are  proposing  that  there  be  brought  into  the  arena  where  deci- 
sions and  considerations  shall  be  made  with  reference  to  the  program 
and  life  of  the  church,  all  persons  who  are  responsible  and  who  must 
carry  out  the  requirements  of  the  General  Conference  in  its  session. 
Therefore,  in  the  general  meetings  of  the  Council  on  Ministries,  we 
have  suggested  that  in  addition  to  the  voting  membership  that  must 
make  the  decisions,  there  be  the  chief  administrators  of  the  church 
charged  with  carrying  out  the  action  of  the  General  Conference  and 
interpreting  and  insuring  the  program. 

So  we  feel  it  is  important  to  have  the  voice  of  the  Bishops  and  the 
General  Secretaries  of  the  church  present  each  time  these  considera- 
tions are  to  be  debated  and  decisions  made  by  those  charged  by  the 
Annual  Conferences  with  making  such  decisions.  It  would  seem  to 
us  that  if  we  do  provide  this  measure  and  procedure  that  we  have 
provided  in  this  agency  of  the  General  Conference  a  means  by  which 
the  church  can  continually  go  about  its  task  of  reforming  and  re- 
newal and  decision-making  for  the  good  of  the  life  of  the  church. 
You  will  also  note  that  we  have  suggested  that  the  same  model  for 
election  be  followed  and  that  there  be  a  new  Council  on  Ministries 
elected  each  four  years  as  is  the  case  in  the  General  Conference. 

Thirdly,  we  do  recognize  that  there  is  to  be  some  power  exercised 
by  the  Council  on  Ministries  as  there  is  power  to  be  exercised  by 
any  agency  or  established  group  in  the  church.  We  would  respectfully 
suggest  that  you  consider  the  fact  that  we  are  changing  the  basis 
on  which  the  continuing  decisions  must  be  made  in  the  life  of  the 
church. 

There  are  no  decisions  entrusted  to  the  Council  on  Ministries  that 
are  not  now  entrusted  to  groups  within  the  church.  It  brings  all  of 
these  decisions  into  an  open  arena  where  there  are  elected  representa- 
tives from  the  Annual  Conferences,  who  may  be  heard,  may  interpret 
and  then  may  decide  for  the  life  of  the  church.  This  means  that 
rather  than  groups  .  .  .  smaller  groups  which  are  nominated  by  other 
responsible  groups  in  the  church,  this  is  now  entrusted  to  those  are 
elected  by,  responsible  to,  and  must  answer  to  the  Annual  Conferences 
as  the  beginning  point  of  authority  and  of  action  in  the  life  of  the 
church. 


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It  would  appear  to  us  that  the  primary  power  entrusted  to  the 
Council  on  Ministries,  and  we  suggest  it  for  your  consideration,  is 
that  they  will  be  in  continual  review  and  have  authority  to  act  with 
reference  to  structure  in  the  life  of  the  church  after  it  has  been 
recommended  by  the  stated  boards  and  subject  to  the  subsequent 
ratification  of  each  General  Conference,  but  it  does  provide  the  flexi- 
bility and  the  possibility  of  structure  which  seems  imperative  in  our 
day  and  time  if  we  are  to  be  the  church  that  this  General  Conference 
intends. 

Lastly,  ladies  and  gentlemen,  it  seems  to  us  that  we  have  before 
you  a  proposal  for  your  consideration  that  will  give  us  a  means  by 
which  we  can  have  a  flexible,  responsible  and  responsive  group  that 
can  extend  and  enable  the  life  and  ministry  of  this  portion  of  Christ's 
Holy  Church.  Thank  you. 

Support  Agencies 

Ian  Rolland:  Bishop  Hardin,  members  of  the  General  Conference, 
the  proposed  Council  on  Finance  and  Administration,  The  Board  of 
Communications  and  Publications,  and  The  Board  of  Pensions  provide 
numerous  support  services  for  the  Council  on  Ministries,  the  program 
agencies,  and  the  church  at  large.  In  these  agencies  are  located  many 
functions  which  have  previously  been  scattered  among  numerous 
boards  and  agencies.  In  the  Council  on  Finance  and  Administration, 
there  has  been  a  significant  centralization  of  fiscal  and  administrative 
support  services.  But  there  is  not  in  this  agency  a  centralization  of 
policy-making  authority.  Centralization  of  these  support  services  will 
result  in  the  economies  and  efficiencies  of  operation  which  the  Com- 
mission has  felt  the  church  desires  in  the  new  structure.  This  type 
of  centralization  however  does  not  necessarily  imply  a  greater  con- 
centration of  power.  Through  this  new  Council  the  church  can  take 
advantage  of  economies  inherent  in  larger  scale  administrative  proce- 
dures. There  should  also  be  a  more  efficient  management  of  the  funds 
of  the  Church.  However,  it  is  important  to  note  that  in  no  way  can 
the  Council  influence  program  policy  through  these  administrative 
activities. 

The  budgeting  process  recommended  in  the  new  structure  is  a 
significant  portion  of  the  report.  Both  the  Council  on  Ministries  and 
the  Council  on  Finance  and  Administration  will  be  involved  in  the 
determination  of  the  program  budget.  This  process  will  give  progi-am- 
ming  persons  a  primary  voice  in  the  determination  of  program  bud- 
gets, while  also  giving  fiscal  persons  an  opportunity  to  participate. 
This  proposal,  we  believe,  moves  toward  greater  control  over  program 
budgets  by  program  people  than  exists  under  the  present  structure. 
We  believe  this  represents  a  significant  diffusion  of  power. 

In  the  Board  of  Communications  and  Publications  diverse  com- 
munications activities  are  brought  together.  It  is  expected  that  each 
form  of  communication  will  benefit  from  the  ideas  and  expertise  of 
other  forms.  The  Structure  Commission  believes  that  this  will  provide 
for  a  greater  sharing  of  technology  in  communications,  and  it 
recognizes  that  publishing  is  one  of  the  forms  of  communications. 
This  belief  has  led  the  Commission  to  a  proposal  for  a  single  board 
involving  both  communications  and  publishing  activities. 

The  Board  of  Pensions  in  the  new  structure  will  remain  as  a 
separate  and  independent  agency.  This  proposal  assures  that  the 
integrity  of  pension  fund  assets  be  preserved.  There  should  be  no 
fear  that  pension  assets  or  income  therefrom  can  be  used  for  any 
other  purpose  than  providing  pensions.  In  summary,  in  these  support 
agencies  many  of  the  administrative  activities  have  been  concentrated 
to  provide   economy  and   primarily  efficiency.   However  in   the   bud- 


The  United  Methodist  Church  259 

geting  area,  the  shared  responsibilities  of  the  Council  on  Ministries 
and  the  Council  on  Finance  and  Administration  should  insure  a 
decentralization  of  the  policy  making  function. 

Program  Agencies 

Bishop  Paul  A.  Washburn:  ...  In  previous  legislation  for  our  boards 
and  agencies  it  has  been  our  custom  for  almost  every  board  and 
agency  to  put  in  its  legislation  a  statement  of  purpose.  You  will 
note  if  you  will  look  carefully  at  the  document  that  we  have  selected 
one  of  these  statements  and  included  it  in  the  legislation  for  the 
Council  on  Ministries  as  an  overall  statement  of  the  aim  of  mission 
for  the  boards  and  agencies  of  The  United  Methodist  Church.  And 
I  would  like  to  call  it  to  our  attention  because  it  really  is  a  focus 
upon  what  we  want  to  be  saying  to  the  world  and  to  ourselves 
through  the  administrative  agencies  of  the  church — paragraph  828. 

Opposite  page  4  at  the  beginning  of  the  report  you  will  find  a 
listing  of  the  way  we  see  the  functions  of  the  church  arranged  under 
the  proposal  for  four  new  boards.  Let  me  speak  first  of  all  of  the  foci 
upon  which  these  four  boards  are  fixed.  The  Board  of  Church  and 
Society  is  an  attempt  to  focus  the  attention  of  the  church  upon  the 
social  issues  of  our  time.  The  Board  of  Discipleship  is  an  attempt 
to  focus  the  enei'gies  of  the  general  church  upon  the  needs  of  the  local 
church.  The  Board  of  Global  Ministries  is  an  attempt  to  focus  the 
interest  of  the  general  church  upon  global  consideration,  that  is,  what 
does  the  gospel  of  Christ  have  to  say  on  six  continents.  The  Board  of 
Higher  Education  and  Ministry  is  an  attempt  to  focus  the  mind  of  the 
general  church  upon  the  preparation  of  personnel  for  the  ongoing 
life  and  work  of  the  church.  It  has  been  our  intention  in  this  arrange- 
ment of  boards  that  no  present  function  of  any  agency  be  lost  if  it 
is  valid  for  our  time.  However,  we  have  in  the  interest  of  flexibility 
not  developed  legislation  below  the  level  of  the  division.  Our  present 
Discipline  contains  much  more  legislation  in  almost  every  case  than 
is  proposed  by  this  Commission  on  Structure.  We  have  the  legislation 
for  the  board  and  then  to  the  division  level  but  not  for  sections  or 
for  departments. 

If  you  will  look  at  this  chart  which  I  have  called  to  your  attention 
you  should  be  able  to  identify  the  divisions  which  are  suggested  for 
the  four  boards.  Under  Church  and  Society:  General  Welfare,  World 
Peace,  Human  Relations,  Emerging  Social  Issues;  under  Discipleship: 
Evangelism,  Worship  and  Stewardship,  Lay  Life  and  Work,  and 
Education;  under  Global  Ministries:  Education  and  Cultivation,  Na- 
tional Division,  Women's  Division,  World  Division,  Ecumenical  and 
Interreligious  Concerns,  United  Methodist  Commission  on  Overseas 
Relief,  Health  and  Welfare  Ministries;  under  Higher  Education  and 
Ministry:  Higher  Education,  The  Ordained  Ministry,  Chaplains,  Lay 
Ministries,  Office  of  Personnel. 

It  is  our  intention  that  the  mission  of  this  church  shall  remain 
relevant  and  that  the  agencies  which  are  to  guide  it  are  to  have 
flexibility  and  a  chance  to  move  in  that  relevance  in  our  time.  Thank 
you. 

Procedure  for  Considering  the  Report 

Dow  Kirkpatrick  (Northern  Illinois)  presented  Richard 
W.  Cain  (Southern  California- Arizona)  for  the  purpose  of 
making  procedural  motions  on  behalf  of  the  Structure  Study 
Commission.  Richard  Pittenger  (South  Dakota)  moved  to 


260  Journal  of  the  1972  General  Conference 

reconsider  the  action  allowing  Dr.  Outler  to  make  a  state- 
ment. Mr.  Pittenger  spoke  on  behalf  of  his  motion. 

Melvin  Brawn  (California-Nevada)  :  I  move  a  substitute  motion 
which   I  think  will  accomplish   more  than  this   motion  I  just  made. 

Resolved,  that  the  report  of  the  Structure  Study  Commission  be 
made  the  order  of  the  day  for  an  afternoon  plenary  session,  instead 
of  the  legislative  committees,  and  further. 

Be  it  resolved,  that  the  purpose  of  standing  Rule  number  19  dealing 
with  the  main  question  be  interpreted  to  allow  substantial  debate  on 
the  main  question,  and  that  this  debate  not  be  prevented  by 
parliamentary  tricks,  by  the  use  of  premature  motions  which  would 
prevent  debate  on  the  entire  report,  and  that  these  provisions  last  for 
the  duration  of  the  afternoon  session. 

Mr.  Brawn  spoke  in  behalf  of  his  substitute.  John  H. 
Rixse,  Jr.  (Virginia)  stated  that  the  purpose  of  his  motion 
to  allow  Dr.  Outler  this  privilege  was  to  ensure  debate. 
Jack  M.  Tnell  (Pacific  Northwest)  raised  a  point  of  order 
that  Mr.  Brawn's  motion  was  not  germane  to  the  motion  to 
reconsider  the  previous  action.  The  Chair  ruled  that  the 
substitute  was  not  germane.  Kenneth  E.  Metcalf  (Iowa) 
raised  a  point  of  order,  asking  if  Mr.  Pittenger  had  voted 
for  the  motion  to  hear  Dr.  Outler's  statement.  Mr.  Pittenger 
replied  that  he  had,  and  the  Chair  ruled  that  the  motion 
to  reconsider  was  in  order.  Carroll  H.  Long  (Holston) 
spoke  against  the  motion  to  reconsider.  George  L.  Poor 
(Pacific  Northwest)  raised  a  point  of  order  that  the  motion 
to  reconsider  had  to  be  voted  before  debate  on  the  action 
itself  was  in  order.  The  Chair  ruled  in  favor  of  the  point  of 
order.  The  motion  to  reconsider  was  defeated. 

Richard  0.  Johnson  (California-Nevada)  raised  a  point 
of  order  that  if  Dr.  Outler's  remarks  were  in  the  nature  of 
debate,  Mr.  Rixse's  privilege  motion  was  out  of  order.  Ker- 
mit  Burrous  (North  Indiana)  moved  that  Dr.  Outler  be 
allowed  the  same  amount  of  time  as  other  speakers  under 
the  provisions  of  Rule  37.  The  motion  was  defeated. 

Melvin  Brawn  (California-Nevada)  asked  to  introduce 
his  substitute  motion  which  had  been  ruled  out  of  order 
earlier.  Thomas  L.  Cromtvell  (East  Ohio)  raised  a  point  of 
order  that  Mr.  Brawn's  motion  would  only  be  in  order  as  a 
substitute  to  the  procedural  motions  the  Structure  Study- 
Commission  wished  to  present.  Erwin  H.  Schwiebert  (Ore- 
gon-Idaho) moved  to  extend  the  time  to  1:00  p.m.  The 
motion  carried. 

Gilbert  H.  Caldwell,  Jr.  (Southern  New  England)  ex- 
pressed concern  that  the  time  allotted  to  Black  Methodists 
for  Church  Renewal  might  be  lost  due  to  the  pressure  of 
time. 

Albert  C.  Outler  (North  Texas)  suggested  that  the  way  to 
expedite  a  decision  was  to  vote  on  Mr.  Brawn's  motion. 


The  United  Methodist  Church  261 

Floyd  H,  Coffman  (Kansas  East)  offered  a  procedural  mo- 
tion but  was  ruled  out  of  order.  Mr.  Brawn's  motion  for  an 
afternoon  plenary  session  was  adopted. 

John  C.  Satterfield  (Mississippi)  moved  that  the  Con- 
ference recess  until  2:30  p.m.  The  Chair  stated  that  the 
Conference  had  already  decided  to  hold  a  plenary  session 
in  the  afternoon.  William  E.  Trice  (North  Texas)  moved 
that  the  Conference  hear  the  presentation  from  Black  Meth- 
odists for  Church  Renewal.  Mr.  Satterfield  raised  a  point 
of  order  that  his  motion  to  recess  was  in  order  and  should 
be  put  to  a  vote.  The  Chair  ruled  that  Mr.  Satterfield  was 
correct.  Woodie  W.  White  (Detroit)  objected  that  the  Chair 
had  assured  Black  Methodists  for  Church  Renewal  that  they 
would  have  an  opportunity  to  speak.  The  motion  to  recess 
was  adopted.  The  motion  to  hear  Black  Methodists  for 
Church  Renewal  for  five  minutes  before  recess  was  adopted. 

Black  Methodists  for  Church  Renewal 

Gilbert  H.  Caldwell,  Jr.  (Southern  New  England)  pre- 
sented other  representatives  of  Black  Methodists  for  Church 
Renewal:  Mrs.  Thelma  Barnes,  Associate  Executive;  Mrs. 
Mary  Good  (Detroit),  Vice-Chairman  of  the  Board;  and 
Cain  H.  Felder  (Southern  New  England),  Executive  Di- 
rector. 

Mr.  Caldwell:  My  name  is  Gilbert  H.  Caldwell  and  I  happen  to  be 
chairman  of  Black  Methodists  for  Church  Renewal.  It  is  important 
that  initially  I  make  some  preparatory  statements,  Mr.  Chairman  and 
delegates,  for  somehow  we  have  not  yet  really  wrapped  our  minds 
around  the  fact  that  God  speaks  not  only  through  the  orthodoxy  of  the 
legislative  process.  Sometimes  God  speaks  through  the  unorthodoxy, 
unscheduled  intrusion.  And  one  of  the  things  that  we  must  wrestle 
with  within  this  United  Methodist  Church  is  how  we  grapple  with 
our  massive  tendency  to  preserve  orderliness.  One  of  the  things  that 
we  must  wrestle  with  within  this  United  Methodist  Church  is  when 
is  the  power  of  God  going  to  grab  us  the  way  Robert's  Rules  of  Order 
have. 

It  is  quite  possible  then  that  some  of  you  find  yourselves  saying 
in  these  moments  that  here  they  go  again.  And  so  you  have  turned 
off  your  psychological  hearing  aids,  you  have  put  on  your  blinders, 
you  have  readjusted  the  rose-colored  glasses.  Some  of  you  are  saying 
that  you  are  hurting  your  cause,  and  yet  if  you  say  this,  you  are 
standing  in  a  significant  company  of  American  people,  for  they  said 
that  you  remember;  some  people  even  said  that  Whitney  Young  was 
hurting  his  cause.  A  lot  of  folks  said  that  Adam  Clayton  Powell 
was  hurting  the  cause,  and  a  lot  of  people  said  that  Malcolm  X  was 
hurting  the  cause,  and  a  lot  of  people  said  that  Martin  Luther  King 
was  hurting  the  cause.  And,  yet,  somehow  in  their  death,  some  of 
these  same  persons  recognized  the  validity  of  their  cause  and  pretend 
they  are  staunch  supporters. 

Black  people  have  been  sustained  by  their  church.  It  has  been 
through  the  black  church  that  we  have  been  reminded  that  God 
can  make  a  way  out  of  no  way.  It  has  been  through  the  church 
that  we  have  discovered  that  though  the  world   has  treated   us   as 


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nobody,  God  in  Christ  has  declared  that  we  are  somebody.  It  has 
been  in  and  through  the  church  that  we  have  preserved  our  sanity 
in  an  insane  world;  and  so  throughout  this  land  and  in  broken  down 
rural  churches,  in  Gothic  cathedrals  that  have  been  abandoned  by 
white  congregations,  in  store  fronts,  we  have  felt  the  power  of  the 
living  God. 

We  are  foolish  enough,  my  friends,  to  believe,  to  believe  that  this 
same  kind  of  thing  can  happen  to  The  United  Methodist  Church.  For 
as  we  look  at  our  fathers  and  our  grandfathers  and  our  great-grand- 
fathers who  labored  in  the  Methodist  Church  without  resources, 
without  staff,  perhaps  without  adequate  budgets,  they  were  able  to 
develop  a  fellowship,  they  were  able  to  proclaim  the  Word  of  God. 
And  somehow  if  United  Methodism  with  its  vast  resources  cannot 
do  this  then  something  is  wrong. 

In  1976  this  nation  will  be  observing,  I  believe,  a  200th  anniversary. 
There  is  a  real  possibility  that  as  United  Methodists  we  may  be  con- 
vening again  in  a  General  Conference  or  something  like  that.  Would 
it  not  be  significant  if  in  this  General  Conference  Session,  we  would 
say  that  during  the  next  quadrennium,  we  as  United  Methodists  would 
pledge  ourselves  to  help  this  nation  and  truly  become  "the  land  of 
the  free  and  the  home  of  the  brave?" 

It  is  so  easy  for  you  to  be  deceived  into  believing  that  because  you 
see  more  black  people  now  than  you  have  ever  before  that— that  you 
find  us  in  places  where  you  have  not  previously  seen  us — that  this  is 
somehow  an  indication  of  progress.  But  I  would  say  to  you,  and  we  in 
Black  Methodists  for  Church  Renewal  say  to  you,  that  we  in  The 
United  Methodist  Church  have  been  doing  in  1970,  '71  and  '72  what 
the  old  Methodist  Church  should  have  done  in  1939.  And  so  we  ai'e 
simply  reaching  into  the  past  to  do  what  should  have  been  done  then, 
and  so  we  have  this  strange  dilemma,  we  have  this  strange  dilemma 
of  trying  to  do  today  what  we  should  have  done  yesterday  and  at  the 
same  time  doing  today  what  we  must  do  today. 

Black  people  are  professionals,  but  even  as  we  recognize  the  possible 
increasing  rate  of  black  professionals,  we've  got  to  recognize  the 
increasing  rate  of  drug  addicts.  Even  though  we  recognize  that  maybe 
there  are  more  blacks  in  college  than  ever  before,  there  are  more 
school  dropouts.  Even  though  within  The  United  Methodist  Church 
and  in  other  institutions  there  are  blacks  in  high  positions,  we  have 
to  wrestle  with  the  whole  question  of  why  is  it  that  black  young 
people  are  not  finding  themelves  within  The  United  Methodist  Church. 
Somehow  individual  success  has  had  no  effect  on  the  poor  masses. 

In  Atlanta  there  is  a  section  called  "Buttermilk  Bottom."  There  are 
still  the  Harlems,  the  Newarks,  and  all  remain  the  same  with  their 
dilapidated  housing,  with  their  high  incidence  of  lead  poisoning  and 
perpetual  despair.  And  so,  as  Black  Methodists  for  Church  Renewal, 
we  come  to  you  today  as  United  Methodists  to  say,  first  of  all,  we 
want  this  church  to  place  at  the  heart  of  its  doing  and  being  a 
primary  commitment  to  support  black  causes  in  guaranteed  ways 
rather  than  in  voluntary  ways.  We  want  United  Methodism  to  let 
the  Structure  Study  Commission  report  push  us  into  deeper  missional 
activity  rather  than  prolong  the  navel-gazing. 

Let  it  not  be  said  in  an  election  year,  in  a  time  of  increased  tension 
in  Vietnam,  in  a  time  of  economic  recession,  that  1,000  United 
Methodists  spent  two  weeks  in  Atlanta  tinkering  and  oiling  their 
machinery.  We  want  United  Methodism  to  become  the  kind  of  loving, 
caring,  God-dominated  institution  that  no  matter  how  you  look  and  no 
matter  how  angry  you  are  at  the  system,  no  matter  how  militant 
you  are,  no  matter  where  you  came  from  or  who  your  parents  were 
or  what  your  income  is,  ours  is  a  church  that  welcomes  you.  We  want 
United  Methodism  to  somehow  begin  the  risk  to  risk  its  very  institu- 


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tional  life  in  order  to  find  its  soul.  Our  nation  is  in  deeper  trouble 
than  we  imagine.  Our  arrogance  and  our  cruelty  is  vividly  exposed  in 
the  Vietnam  fiasco.  Our  absence  as  a  people  of  ethical  virtue  is  evident 
when  we  recognize  that  even  with  the  sophistication  of  the  FBI  and 
the  CIA  we  cannot  put  a  dent  in  the  drug  traffic.  Our  perverted 
technology  is  seen  when  we  can  build  classy  motels  and  hotels  and 
civic  centers  like  this,  but  we  cannot  build  adequate  housing  for  poor 
people.  Our  mixed  up  priorities  are  clear  when  we  see  that  we  can 
teach  a  man  to  fly  to  the  moon,  but  we  cannot  teach  a  child  in  an  inner 
city  school  to  read  and  write.  But  God  through  his  church  can  make  a 
difference.  God  through  his  church  can  make  a  difference. 

And  what  this  church  needs — what  this  nation  needs — is  a  church  of 
the  living  God.  What  this  nation  needs  is  a  church  which  is  about  the 
business  of  being  the  church.  And  when  I  talk  about  this  nation,  I'm 
not  talking  about  a  group  of  people  gathering  on  Sunday  morning  in 
the  White  House  to  play  chui'ch.  I  am  not  talking  about  the  kind  of 
churchmanship  that  is  demonstrated  by  a  barn-storming  evangelist. 
I  am  talking  about  a  church  that  tells  it  like  it  is  and  makes  it  like 
it  ought  to  be. 

Black  United  Methodists  and  a  lot  of  other  people  want  to  be  a  part 
of  that  kind  of  church.  And  so  in  many  different  ways  we  are  doing 
what  we  can  to  cajole,  to  push,  to  legislate,  to  pray  The  United  Meth- 
odist Church  into  being  a  church  that  makes  a  difference  in  the  doing 
of  business.  Somewhere  in  our  literature  there  are  the  words,  and 
I  paraphrase  them:  "Are  you  the  one  or  should  we  look  for  another?" 
This  is  what  thousands,  yea  millions,  of  people  are  asking  about  The 
United  Methodist  Church.  Are  we  the  church  or  should  they  go  about 
the  process  of  creating  something  else?  Are  we  the  church  or  should 
they  be  about  the  process  of  creating  a  counter  church? 

I  say  to  you  today  may  God  help  us  to  make  The  United  Methodist 
Church  the  church  for  these  times.  And  now  I  present  to  you  the 
Reverend  Cain  Felder,  the  Executive  Director  of  the  BMCR. 

Cain  Felder  (Southern  New  England)  :  I  am  sorry,  I  am  really 
sorry;  I  know  how  difficult  it  is  for  you.  It  is  difficult,  very  difficult  for 
us  too;  we  don't  even  want  to  be  up  here.  Now  we  are  going  to  take 
a  little  time,  that  some  people  want,  but  it  is  not  going  to  be  too  long, 
unreasonably  long,  but  we  feel  we  have  given  a  lot  of  time  to  The 
Methodist  Church.  We  feel  black  people  have  given  a  lot  of  time  to  The 
Methodist  Church,  black  people  have  given  a  lot  of  time  to  this  society. 
So  we  want  to  take  our  time  with  all  due  respects,  we  are  not  going 
to  make  a  special  or  anything  like  that.  Just  to  say  a  few  things,  to 
add  a  point  to  some  of  the  things  that  our  chairman  has  said.  I 
want  to  say  to  some  people  who  may  be  wondering  why  a  man  follow- 
ing another  man  when  we  had  two  sisters  up  here.  I  want  you  to 
understand  that  in  the  black  community,  the  black  women  stand  with 
the  black  men,  because  they  understand  the  struggle.  They  know  what 
we  are  going  through,  and  so  we  don't  have  false  distinctions  among 
us,  we  don't  have  a  generation  gap.  We  don't  have  woman  divided 
against  man.  That  is  a  distinctively  Anglo-Saxon,  western,  white 
phenomenon,  and  oppressed  people  are  alien  to  us,  and  so  we  don't 
have  problems  with  that. 

The  United  Methodist  Church  is  probably  the  one  religious  de- 
nomination which  best  reflects  the  composition  of  American  society  at 
large.  This  is  a  fact.  It  has  the  largest  and  most  diversified  ethnic 
constituency;  it  operates  on  a  federated  or  connectional  system  of  so- 
called  representative  democracy.  It  has  broad  representation  of  every 
type  of  person  and  profession  within  its  membership.  It  has  a  large 
operation  and  entanglements  on  the  international  scene;  it  has  mas- 
sive financial  and  technical  resources  at  its  disposal.  We  have  to  admit 


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that.  It  has  a  history  of  being  divided  because  of  race  and  a  con- 
tinuing history  of  trying  to  move  from  racially  segregated  structures 
to  patterns  of  integration  which  vs^ould  appear  to  be  more  Christian. 
Black  people  within  The  United  Methodist  Church  have  to  be  sorely 
frustrated  at  this  time.  What  we  recognize  as  obvious  solutions  to  our 
problems  as  people,  The  United  Methodist  Church,  much  like  the 
government,  just  cannot  do.  It  will  not  provide  because  both  The 
United  Methodist  Church  and  the  government  are  essentially  blind 
to  the  subtleties  of  white  racism  which  exist  in  our  time.  Intellectually 
white  people  know  what  it  will  take  to  uplift  the  downtrodden  people 
of  color.  White  people  are  intelligent.  White  people  are  rational.  White 
people  are  well  schooled.  White  people  read  books.  White  people  write 
books.  They  know  if  those  books  had  any  validity,  what  it  takes  to  lift 
people  who  have  been  historically  exploited  up  from  the  depths  of 
despair.  However,  neither  the  Christian  commitment  of  the  church 
nor  the  willingness  of  the  church  to  really  take  seriously  what  it  means 
to  embrace  the  sacrificial  theology  of  Christ,  nor  the  quest  which  exists 
amongst  too  many  for  power  and  control  over  the  destinies  of  other 
people,  nor  the  primitive  emotions  which  overcome  the  intelligence 
which  we  should  have  and  concern  for  the  future  survival  of  mankind 
with  dignity,  will  permit  this. 

Despite  our  head  which  knows  the  right,  the  heart  of  the  church  is 
essentially  stubborn  and  cold.  As  a  result  black  folk,  at  long  last,  are 
aware  of  the  fact  that  what  we  really  want  we  can  only  give  ourselves, 
even  though  the  church  should  give  it,  because  what  the  church  has 
in  terms  of  the  millions  of  dollars,  the  tremendous  power  and  in- 
fluence, what  the  church  gives  really  belongs  to  the  people  who  have 
been  downtrodden.  It  really  belongs  to  the  mine  workers  in  South 
Africa;  it  belongs  to  the  people  who  work  the  chrome,  the  majority 
in  Zimbabwe  or  Rhodesia.  It  belongs  to  black  people,  Hispanic  people, 
Asian  people,  the  majority  in  the  world.  Our  collective  frustration 
emerges  when  black  folk  recognize  that  what  The  United  Methodist 
Church  is  capable  of  giving  will  only  in  the  most  modest,  the  most 
gradual  way  contribute  to  the  relieving  of  the  desperate  pain  felt 
by  too  many  people  now. 

This  situation  forces  us  to  attempt  to  make  only  modest  requests 
as  we  try  to  make  the  best  of  a  bad  situation.  For  example,  we  ask 
for  a  guarantee  of  $6,000,000  per  year  for  the  black  colleges,  even 
though  we  recognize  that  at  every  point  major  control  of  these  institu- 
tions remains  in  the  hands  of  white  people.  To  ask  whites  to  give  to 
the  so-called  Negro  colleges  is  the  mildest  of  petitions,  since  whites 
are  more  accurately  giving  to  themselves  only  indirectly.  For  so  much 
forces  people  of  color  to  conform,  to  imitate,  to  deny  themselves,  to 
imitate  the  value  systems,  the  standards,  the  curriculum,  the  behavior 
of  the  dominant  society,  the  white  culture. 

It  has  been  astutely  argued  that  the  Negro  colleges  are  designed 
to  make  us  like  you.  A  Greek  quotation:  "What  manner  of  man  is 
this  .  .  ."  to  make  us  be  conversant  in  an  idiom  not  our  own.  We  don't 
know  ourselves  because  we  have  been  forced  out  of  ourselves,  forfeit- 
ing much  of  the  uniqueness  which  emanates  from  our  distinctive 
black  heritage.  In  not  any  petition  or  resolution  which  BMCR  brings 
before  this  General  Conference  is  there  anything  particularly  revolu- 
tionary or  radical.  The  assumption  is  that  you  have  forced  us  to  take 
the  long  view  toward  liberation  and  social  change. 

Our  existential  now  has  been  transferred  into  an  eternal  now.  Yet 
we  are  not  discouraged,  for  we  know  as  black  folk  that  a  thousand 
years  in  the  sight  of  man  is  but  a  twinkling  of  an  eye  in  the  sight 
of  God,  and  God  is  on  the  side  of  the  darker  people  who  must  have 
their  day,  who  must  rise.  What  we  really  want,  we  can't  have  because 
you  are  not  prepared  to  give  it;  you  are  not  prepared  to  give  what  is 


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not  yours  but  what  belongs  to  God.  America  like  most  of  the  third 
world  is  the  scene  of  a  fantastic,  historical  debt  still  unacknowledged ; 
it  is  a  scene  where  a  great  robbery  has  been  taking  place;  a  robbery 
of  the  poor  and  their  natural  resources  turn  in  the  final  analysis 
back  upon  them  haunting  and  oppressing  all  of  us. 

Black  people  have  come  of  age.  Today  we  have  learned  to  ask  only 
for  that  which  is  in  The  United  Methodist  Church's  capacity  to  give. 
And  by  this  definition  our  requests,  our  petitions,  our  resolutions  have 
to  represent  very  little.  Given  this  it  does  not  seem  incredible  to  us, 
that  is  does  seem  incredible  to  us  that  many  white  people  here  today 
will  still  see  BMCR  requests  as  a  huge  and  unrealistic  demand.  None 
of  us  can  fail  to  ignore  the  almost  insurmountable  breach  between 
people  of  color  and  the  white  majority  which  has  established  itself 
constitutional  majority  here  in  America. 

These  United  Methodists  must  ask,  is  it  really  the  time  now  to  end 
a  quadrennium  of  emphasis  that  has  just  begun  to  understand  the 
depth  of  reconciliation?  We  have  only  begun  recently  to  discover  the 
height  of  the  dividing  walls  of  hostility  which  really  separated  us 
after  all,  one  from  another  and  both  in  Christ.  The  General  Con- 
ference should  suddenly  recess  for  one-half  hour,  not  this  afternoon, 
to  walk  a  hundred  yards  out  that  door.  Around  the  corner  over  there 
neatly  tucked  away  is  the  Buttermilk  Bottom  which  our  chairman 
has  just  referred  to.  Here  is  one  of  the  worst  inner-city  ghettos  in 
the  deep  South,  neatly  tucked  away  just  out  of  sight  but  visible  from 
our  Methodist  headquarters  I  am  sure. 

The  Fund  for  Reconciliation  and  the  Board  of  Missions  on  the 
national  level  did  provide  a  little  community  action,  but  even  now 
that  money  is  dried  up.  The  community  is  frustrated;  drug  addicts 
are  right  here.  People  who  drink  are  right  here,  and  the  ministry  of 
the  church  and  all  of  its  grandeur  pompously  passes  beside  them.  The 
United  Methodist  Church  headquarters  here  in  Georgia  overlooks 
Buttermilk  Bottom  so  close,  yet  so  far  away. 

The  quadrennium  about  to  begin  cannot  escape  witnessing  a  mas- 
sive resurgence  of  darker  peoples.  Wesley's  slogan,  "The  world  is  my 
parish,"  has  deep  implications  for  people  of  color,  and  we  need  to 
understand  this.  Taking  the  world  view,  the  American  numerical 
majority  constitutes  a  clear  minority  on  the  worldwide  scene.  Con- 
sequently, American  majority  opinions  and  techniques  must  be  sub- 
jected to  a  world  court  for  justice.  The  darker  people  must  have  our 
day,  for  we  know  that  the  whole  creation  groans  and  travails  in  pain 
until  now.  And  not  only  they,  but  we  as  black  people  and  darker  people 
also  who  have  the  first  fruits  of  the  Spirt — either  we  ourselves 
groan  within  ourselves,  waiting  for  adoption  as  his  true  son,  for  we 
are  saved  by  hope,  but  hope  that  is  seen  is  not  hope  for  what  a  man 
sees,  for  what  a  man  sees,  why  does  he  hope  for  it? 

But,  if  we  hope  for  that  which  we  do  not  see,  then  we  wait  for  it 
in  patience.  The  darker  peoples  of  the  earth  have  been  waiting  in 
patience  for  400  years  or  more.  Today  we  wait  upon  The  United  Meth- 
odist Church's  General  Conference  to  continue  to  point  11  million  or 
more  Methodists  in  the  direction  of  understanding  and  uplifting  the 
poor,  the  outcast,  the  downtrodden,  the  cruel  victims  of  institutional 
racism.  We  wait,  but  you  have  the  power  to  act  in  a  manner  which  will 
halt  our  irresponsible  investment  policies,  especially  those  which 
undermine  Zimbabwe,  Bishop  Muzorewa,  and  Angola.  The  delegates 
from  Angola  who  are  here  at  this  General  Conference,  I'm  sure, 
would  appreciate  a  lot  more  support  from  this  church  other  than  just 
interpreters — those  from  Mozambique  and  South  Africa.  We  wait,  but 
you  have  the  power  to  equalize  pensions  and  salaries  throughout  the 
church.  We  wait,  but  you  have  the  power  to  adopt  a  new  social  creed 
as  has  been  presented,  which  points  the  church  in  a  new  direction. 


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We  wait,  but  you  have  the  power  to  put  the  total  shoulder  of  the 
church  toward  a  massive  and  educational  and  economic  support  of 
black  people.  We  wait,  but  you  have  the  power.  So  we  are  patient. 
We're  waiting  for  adoption. 

The  Structure  Study  Commission  Report  represents  an  incredible 
amount  of  work  being  done  by  a  Commission,  commissioned  by  the 
1968  General  Conference,  working  hard  for  four  years.  We  recognize 
this.  The  Commission  has  worked  hard.  But  its  work  has  been 
tarnished  greatly  by  persons  within  the  church  who  are  hell-bent 
on  perpetuating  the  status  quo  or  moving  backward  by  so  centralizing 
the  bureaucracy  of  the  church  that  no  room  for  creative  inbreakings 
are  left.  Indeed,  even  the  Holy  Ghost  would  be  accountable  to  the 
structures,  if  this  report  is  adopted. 

Brothers  and  Sisters  of  the  church,  let  us  not  waste  time  here  in 
Atlanta.  Do  not  pretend  to  be  concerned  over  the  plight  of  people 
who  hurt,  while  all  the  while  spending  most  of  your  time  reshuffling 
the  structures  of  the  church.  Let  us  deal  first  with  the  weighty 
matters  of  the  Christian  church,  deal  with  the  demands  of  the  Black 
Methodists  for  Church  Renewal,  the  demands  of  the  American  In- 
dians, the  demands  of  the  Asians,  the  demands  of  the  Spanish- 
Americans,  the  demands  of  the  women,  the  demands  of  the  youth, 
the  demands  of  the  youth  and  young  adults  of  the  church;  and  then, 
united,  let  us  try  to  figure  out  the  best  structure  which  will  enable  us 
all  together  to  deal  with  these  concerns  most  responsibly. 

The  cart  before  the  horse  hurts  the  horse's  forelegs.  Ours  is  a  collec- 
tive groan  and  call  for  renewal.  We  must  struggle  to  break  open  old 
criteria,  old  values,  old  ways  of  doing  things  which  do  not  speak  to 
our  needs  in  these  times.  The  church  can  so  often  claim  to  read  the 
signs  of  the  heavens,  but  seldom  do  we  really  take  time  to  read  the 
signs  of  the  times.  We  plead,  we  demand,  we  request,  respectfully, 
we  admonish,  we  urge  fervently,  that  you  deal,  in  any  kind  of  lan- 
guage, first  with  our  petitions  and  resolutions,  with  the  concerns  of 
the  so-called  special  interest  groups  which  are  here.  In  so  doing  you 
might  enable  The  United  Methodist  Church  to  find  itself  despite 
itself,  a  new  church  for  a  new  world. 

Announcements 

J.  Wesley  Hole  (Secretary)  made  announcements. 

Benediction 

Bishop  Pedro  Zottele  gave  the  benediction  in  Spanish, 
and  the  morning  session  adjourned. 


SECOND  DAY,  MONDAY,  APRIL  17,  1972 
AFTERNOON  SESSION 

Opening — Bishop  James  K.  Mathews 

Pursuant  to  adjournment,  the  General  Conference  of  The 
United  Methodist  Church  convened  in  the  afternoon  session 
of  Monday,  April  17,  1972,  at  2:30  p.m.  in  the  Civic  Center, 
Atlanta,  Georgia,  with  Bishop  James  K.  Mathews,  Boston 
Area,  presiding. 

The  Conference  sang  the  hymn,  "Come  Thou  Almighty 
King,"  and  was  led  in  prayer  by  Dr.  Eric  Baker  (Great 
Britain) . 

Resolution 

John  B.  Howes  (Central  Pennsylvania)  asked  to  intro- 
duce a  resolution  having  to  do  with  Earth  Week.  The  Chair 
stated  that  it  would  have  to  be  referred  to  the  Committee  on 
Agenda. 

Motion — Black  Representation  in  Memphis  Conference  Dele- 
gation 

Mrs.  William  T.  Roberts  (Tennessee)  stated  that  the 
Memphis  Annual  Conference  was  the  only  merged  Annual 
Conference  which  had  elected  no  black  delegates  to  this 
General  Conference.  She  moved  that  one  black  lay  person 
and  one  black  clergy  person  of  the  Memphis  Conference 
be  seated  in  this  General  Conference  with  voice  but  without 
vote.  The  motion  was  adopted. 

Committee  on  Agenda 

/.  Otis  Young:  Mr.  Chairman,  the  Agenda  Committee  concurs 
in  the  recommendation  of  this  Conference,  and  we  deal  with  the 
major  item  which  was  referred  to  this  Conference  for  the  afternoon 
session.  We  would  also  like  to  recommend  that  should  you  conclude 
with  this  item  in  time  for  any  one  of  the  other  major  reports,  it  may 
be  heard  during  this  Plenary  Session.  May  I  remind  you  that  there 
are  three  major  reports  scheduled  for  tomorrow  morning,  and  one  of 
those  if  possible  might  be  heard  this  afternoon — one  of  Doctrine  and 
Doctrinal  Standards,  one  of  Social  Principles  and  the  other  on  the 
Study  of  the  Ministry.  We  would  further  recommend  in  keeping  with 
your  actions  this  morning  that  the  Legislative  Committees  meet  this 
evening  for  organization  at  7:30  at  St.  Marks  United  Methodist 
Church. 

Bishop  Mathews:  You  have  heard  the  words  of  this  Committee; 
what  is  your  pleasure?  Is  there  a  motion  for  adoption  of  these  pro- 
posals? And  it  is  seconded.  Any  discussion.  If  not,  if  you'll  approve 
the  recommendation  of  the  Agenda  Committee  with  regard  to  pro- 
cedure this  afternoon  and  evening,  lift  a  hand.  Opposed  the  same 
sign.  And  it  is  done. 

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Procedural  Motion 

R.  Jervis  Cooke  (Peninsula)  :  In  order  to  insure  full  and  free 
debate  on  issues  related  to  structure,  I  move  that  we  suspend  the 
rules  and  for  one  hour  engage  in  debate  on  the  issue  of  structure, 
and  further,  that  at  the  end  of  the  hour  we  reconsider  whether  to 
renew  the  debate  for  an  additional  hour,  at  the  end  of  which  we 
would  return  to  the  Structure  Study  Commission  for  motions  of 
referral  or  disposition  of  the  report. 

Now  sir,  I  meant  in  here  to  say  that  during  this  period  of  time 
we  would  not  have  any  motion  on  this;  it  would  be  a  matter  of  debate 
without  motion.  If  I  have  a  second,  I'd  like  to  speak  very  briefly. 

Mr.  Cooke  spoke  in  favor  of  his  motion.  G.  Lemuel  Fenn 
(Oklahoma)  asked  a  question  about  the  precedence  of  mo- 
tions at  the  end  of  the  discussion  period.  Wendell  P.  C. 
Taylor  (Mississippi-FCJ)  asked  whether  the  motion  in- 
cluded a  time  limit  on  individual  speakers.  The  Chair  in- 
dicated that  with  no  limit  specified  in  the  motion  the  regular 
limit  would  apply.  Mr.  Taylor  moved  to  amend  the  main 
motion  to  provide  for  a  five-minute  limit  on  each  speaker. 
Edward  L.  Duncan  (Detroit)  spoke  in  opposition  to  the 
amendment.  The  Chair  stated  that  any  time  limit  voted 
would  not  apply  to  Albert  Outler  (North  Texas),  who  had 
been  granted  ten  minutes  by  conference  action.  Dr.  Outler 
stated  that  he  did  not  wish  to  be  the  object  of  any  special 
privilege.  The  Chair  called  for  the  vote  on  the  amendment, 
and  it  failed. 

The  main  motion  was  put  to  the  vote,  and  it  was  ruled 
that  it  prevailed  by  the  required  two-thirds  majority. 

Statement  in  Opposition  to  Structure  Study  Commission 
Report— Albert  C.  Outler 

Forest  W.  Laraba  (New  Hampshire)  asked  that  Dr. 
Outler  make  his  statement  at  this  time.  After  introductory 
remarks.  Dr.  Outler  listed  his  objections  to  the  Structure 
Study  Commission  report. 

Albert  C.  Outler  (North  Texas)  :  Here  are  the  demerits  listed  under 
seven  heads  without  any  development: 

1.  It  is  far  too  complex  and  cumbersome. 

2.  The  scheme  is  excessively  centralized.  In  it,  as  in  the  Roman 
Church  before  Vatican  II,  the  basic  model  is  the  pyramid,  power  and 
program  coming  down  from  above  and  permeating  the  basic  mass 
as  far  as  promotion  can  manage  that.  This  seems  to  me  to  be  directly 
contrary  to  the  most  advanced  and  effective  concept  of  management 
by  objective  in  modern  management  theory. 

3.  This  scheme  would  reduce  the  General  Conference  chiefly  to  a 
quadrennial  assemblage  for  review,  review  of  policies,  programs  and 
proposals  from  the  Council  on  Ministries  and  the  boards  and  agencies 
with  the  obvious  alternative  of  taking  those  recommendations  or  of 
an  occasional  revolt  and  overthrow.  This  alters  the  prime  function 
of  the  General  Conference,  and  it  seems  to  me  would  be  a  far-reaching 
and  retrograde  step. 


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4.  The  scheme,  also,  reduces  the  status  and  role  of  the  Annual 
Conferences  largely  to  one  of  reaction,  accepting  policies  and  pro- 
grams from  above,  filling  out  quotas  of  various  sorts,  quotas  having 
to  do  with  rotation,  sex,  lay,  clergy,  ethnics,  E.U.B.'s,  youth,  etc.,  etc. 

5.  The  scheme  envisages  three  interlocking  power  complexes:  the 
Council  on  Ministries,  the  Council  on  Finance  and  Administration, 
and  the  Council  of  Bishops.  Each  of  these  would  be  a  power  group 
controlled  by  an  inner  power  group,  that  is  to  say  their  executive 
committees,  and  only  the  Council  of  Bishops  would  be  composed  of 
voting  members  who  work  full  time  in  these  particular  jobs.  The 
other  two  would  be  policy  making  groups  of  elected  persons  serving 
voluntarily  and  on  marginal  time,  and  they  would  inevitably  become 
dependent  upon  their  staff. 

The  Commission  thinks  that  this  would  be  a  good  thing.  I  think 
that  it  would  be  a  bad  thing.  The  obvious  and  inevitable  result 
would  be  an  even  more  completely  staff-dominated  church  than  we 
have  now,  for  the  Commission  on  Ministries  and  the  C.F.A.  would 
in  turn  tend  to  dominate  the  General  Conference,  it  would  tend 
to  dominate  the  Annual  Conferences  and  the  local  churches. 

6.  The  scheme  is  governed  by  two  operational  principles  that  are 
valid  enough  in  themselves  under  some  circumstances,  but  which 
would  almost  surely  work  out  badly  in  practice  in  these  circumstances 
as  they  are  envisaged  in  this  report.  Number  one,  the  quota  system. 
There  are  so  many  categories  and  so  few  places,  and  yet  not  all 
the  categories  that  are  eligible  and  justified  are  specified  and  laid 
out.  But  there  are  so  many  categories  and  so  few  places  to  be  filled 
comparatively  speaking,  the  combinations  of  experience,  expertise, 
and  available  time  would  be  so  rare  that  persons  with  all  the  requisite 
talents  would  wield  undue  influence  in  the  typical  quota-fUled  group. 
Two,  the  rotation  system.  This  would  tend  to  inhibit  the  acquisition 
of  significant  experience  and  expertise,  not  only  in  the  persons  elected 
from  annual  and  jurisdictional  conferences — a  layman  this  quadi'en- 
nium,  a  laywoman  next,  an  elder  in  full  connection  the  next — but 
even  in  staff  personnel  as  well.  Few  persons  in  their  lifetime  might 
expect  to  represent  the  whole  church  in  any  top  quality  role  for 
longer  than  eight  years.  Many  would  have  no  more  than  a  single 
quadrennium;  most  would  have  to  find  their  glory  in  the  sun  in 
their  annual  and  charge  conferences,  groups  that  had  been  sadly 
degraded  in  influence  and  honor. 

7.  As  an  overall  consequence  I  would  judge  that  this  proposed 
structure  would  make  The  United  Methodist  Church  the  most  cen- 
tralized and  "curialized"  structure  in  Christendom  bar  none.  And 
I  am  as  you  know  a  veteran  Roman  Catholic  watcher.  And  this  in 
a  church  whose  members  are  beginning  to  discover  that  they  belong 
to  a  voluntary  association,  that  has  no  really  effective  power  to  tax 
or  to  excommunicate;  whose  programs  are  invariably  expensive  and 
ideological  often  without  being  worth  what  they  cost;  and  finally 
that  the  pyramid  is  no  longer  the  most  viable  model  of  institutional 
organization  in  the  modern  world.  From  this  I  draw  an  inference 
that  does  not  even  begin  to  approach  a  motion  now,  because  my 
main  concern  is  that  this  shall  be  discussed  in  this  body  as  a  whole 
before  it  is  referred — referred  to  the  committees  or  the  Committee 
on  Reference,  or  however  it  is  referred. 

My  inference  is  that  not  because  any  of  us  is  satisfied  with  the 
status  quo,  not  anyone  in  this  room  I  think,  but  because  this  particular 
structural  reform  would  actually  tend  to  reinforce  the  constrictive 
features  in  our  present  structures  even  with  the  best  intent  to  open 
them  up,  and  would  not  fulfill  our  own  best  intentions  as  a  demo- 
cratic church — that  we  ought,  after  full  discussion,  including  the 
right  of  legislative  committees  to  concur  or  not  to  concur,  we  should 


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table  this  report  and  all  its  minutes  and  documentations,  plus  the 
full  record  of  its  discussion  in  the  Conference  and  in  the  whole  church, 
be  referred  to  a  reconstituted  successor  commission  with  a  mandate 
that  will  include  at  the  very  least  the  commendation  of  a  radically- 
different  approach  to  the  problems  of  church  structure  and  polity, 
namely  structures  as  support  systems  and  no  more  than  support 
systems  governed  by  such  principles  as: 

1)  Local  initiative 

2)  Subsidiarity 

3)  Decentralization 

4)  CoUegiality 

5)  Enlistment  of  all  available  talent 

6)  Inclusiveness 

7)  Ecumenical  outreach  and  cooperation 

8)  Etc.,  etc.,  etc., 

Statement  Opposing  Report — W.  Astor  Kirk 

Charles  A.  Say  re  (Southern  New  Jersey)  requested  that 
the  privilege  of  the  floor  be  granted  to  W.  Astor  Kirk,  a 
reserve  delegate  and  vice-chairman  of  the  Structure  Study- 
Commission.  The  privilege  was  granted. 

W.  Astor  Kirk  (Southern  New  Jersey)  :  First  of  all,  I  think  it  is 
important  for  this  body  to  recognize  what  it  is  that  we  are  talking 
about,  and  because  I  wasn't  quite  sure  in  my  own  mind  that  it  didn't 
though — that  the  Commission  had  recognized  this — I  found  it  neces- 
sary to  dissent.  We  have  a  connectional  Church,  a  connectional  de- 
nomination, and  I  think  it  is  important  for  this  General  Conference, 
as  indeed  I  thought  it  was  important  for  the  Commission,  to  identify 
those  policies,  programs,  activities  that  are  necessary  to  be  conducted 
on  a  denomination-wide  basis  in  order  to  maintain  our  connec- 
tionalism,  and  those  things  that  are  not  necessary.  Those  policies, 
programs  that  are  not  necessary  to  be  conducted  on  a  denomination- 
wide  basis  ought  to  be  left  elsewhere  rather  than  being  projected 
at  the  national  level.  Our  report  unfortunately  does  not  draw  this 
kind  of  distinction  for  your  consideration  here. 

Secondly,  I  think  it  is  important  for  the  General  Conference  to 
recognize  that  we  are  not  talking  about  the  totality  of  structure 
within  The  United  Methodist  Church.  We  are  not  talking  about  or 
at  least  we  did  not  have  the  responsibility  to  deal  with  all  of  the 
patterns  of  interaction  and  institutionalized  interrelationships  among 
individuals  and  groups  of  individuals  but  only  that  part  of  the 
structure  of  The  United  Methodist  Church  which  has  to  do  with 
the  general  boards  and  agencies.  Some  of  the  things  that  Dr.  Outler 
said  a  moment  ago  seemed  to  imply  that  there  are  those  who  think 
that  we  have  to  talk  about  the  whole  of  structure.  Our  focus  is  on 
the  general  board  and  agency  structure  of  the  denomination.  I  found 
it  necessary  to  dissent  because  I  did  not  think  that  we  as  a  Commis- 
sion drew  this  kind  of  distinction,  and  a  part  of  the  confusion,  I 
think  in  the  General  Conference  and  throughout  the  church,  is  that 
there  are  people  who  have  been  talking  as  if  we  are  out  to  restructure 
the  entire  denomination,  and  that's  not  what  we  are  all  about.  Because 
that  was  not  clearly  felt  out  I  found  it  regrettable  that  I  couldn't 
associate  myself  with  the  report. 

Thirdly,  we  do  have  the  problem  of  accountability,  the  problem  of 
responsiveness,  the  problem  of  insuring  that  policies  are  made  by 
the  General  Conference  and  then  are  carried  out  by  the  administrative 
bodies.  The  third  reason  why  I  found  myself  in  disagreement  is  that 


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the  report  does  not  make  that  distinction,  and  many  of  you  here  may 
not  make  that  distinction.  The  General  Conference  in  my  view  is  the 
ultimate  policy-making  body,  the  ultimate  kind  of  legislative  body 
within  the  denomination.  All  the  other  units  within  the  denomination 
at  the  general  board  and  agency  level  are  administrative  bodies,  so 
far  as  I  can  see  it,  and  have  the  responsibility  of  carrying  out  the 
policy  of  the  General  Conference  in  a  manner  that  is  effective, 
efficient,  responsible,  and  accountable.  It  was  not  clear  to  me  that 
we  drew  this  kind  of  distinction  in  our  Commission  report. 

Fourthly,  we  introduced  some  concepts  that  I  had  hoped  we  would 
have  been  able  to  have  dealt  with  in  terms  of  the  implication  of 
those  concepts  much  more  fully  than  we  did.  I  welcome  the  privilege 
this  afternoon  of  this  General  Conference  dealing  with  those  concepts. 
I  would  not  agree  that  power  is  necessarily  a  bad  thing,  but  power 
becomes  a  bad  thing  when  it  is  not  responsible,  when  it  is  not  ac- 
countable, when  it  is  not  responsive.  And  I  think  you  will  want  to 
deal  with  that  sort  of  thing  this  afternoon. 

Finally,  I  am  committed  to  the  concept  that  the  Commission  has 
in  tei-ms  of  somebody  that  will  deal  with  problems  that  arise — 
policy  problems  that  arise  between  General  Conference,  and  therefore 
the  concept  of  the  Council  on  Ministries  appeals  to  me,  but  I  find 
myself  in  serious  disagreement — one,  in  terms  of  the  composition  of 
that  body,  because  I  view  that  body  as  a  kind  of  policy-making 
body,  and  if  it  is  going  to  be  a  policy-making  body  I  firmly  think 
it  ought  to  be  representative  of  the  General  Conference  that  creates 
it;  and  I  find  myself  in  some  disagreement  with  my  friends  and 
colleagues  on  the  Commission  in  terms  of  the  constitution  of  the 
body.  Secondly,  I  find  myself  in  some  disagreement  in  terms  of  how 
the  members  of  that  body  should  be  selected.  I  think  the  method  that 
we  have  finally  hit  upon  in  the  Commission  does  lend  itself  to  a  lot 
of  confusion,  and  I  think  it  should  be  rethought.  These  basically 
are  the  general  notions  that  led  me  to,  after  much  prayerful  thought, 
after  much  consideration,  to  arrive  at  the  decision  that  I  could  not 
in  good  conscience  support  it. 

Gordon  G.  Thonpson,  Jr.  (North  Georgia)  spoke  in  be- 
half of  the  report. 

Statement  Opposing  Report — Franklin  Blackstone,  Jr. 

Franklin  Blackstone,  Jr.  (Western  Pennsylvania)  :  I  would  like 
to  speak  in  general  opposition  to  the  report,  but  with  some  items 
of  considerable  approval.  I  share  the  views  of  the  gentleman  who 
just  sat  down  that  one  of  the  best  things  about  this  report  is  the 
consternation  by  some  of  the  bureaucratic  hierarchy  of  the  church 
about  its  possible  adoption.  But  apart  from  that,  there  are,  I  think, 
a  couple  of  serious  mistakes  of  judgment  that  the  Commission  has 
made  in  its  attempt  to  reach  a  desirable  and  devoutly  to-be-hoped-for 
goal.  I'd  like  to  just  deal  with  three. 

The  first  is  the  matter  of  categories  and  quotas.  I  think  that  in 
the  days  gone  by  it  has  been  essential  for  certain  under-represented, 
organized  and  unorganized  kinds  of  people  to  be  guaranteed  that 
their  voice  would  be  heard.  But  what  the  Structure  Commission  has 
done,  it  seems  to  me,  is  to  reduce  to  absurdity  that  valid  and  impor- 
tant consideration.  I  think  we  can  find  ourselves  having  representa- 
tives from  the  most  minute  kind  of  personage  and  perhaps  even,  to 
continue  this  to  a  ridiculous  extreme,  that  maybe  the  British  delega- 
tion who  are  here  ought  to  have  some  representation  too. 

Item  two — in  the  choice  of  the  four  major  boards  remaining,  I  think 
the    Structure    Commission    has    kind    of    tipped    the    scales    in    one 


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direction  in  its  consideration  of  the  totality  of  the  Gospel.  As  I  see 
what  the  Lord  has  asked  us  to  do,  he  has  asked  us,  first  of  all,  to 
save  men,  to  lead  them  to  a  new  life  in  Christ,  and,  second,  to 
improve  their  lot  in  life.  But  we  find  in  this  structure  two  of  the 
major  boards  concerned  with  the  improvement  of  the  lot,  a  part  of 
one  with  the  matter  of  what  we  might  call,  for  lack  of  a  better 
word,  the  redemptive  evangelical  outlook,  and,  of  course,  one  with 
the  professional  ministry.  I  think  that's  a  mistake. 

Finally,  and  the  most  important  thing,  as  I  see  it,  is  the  failure 
to  distinguish,  by  the  Structure  Commission,  of  the  difference  between 
legislative  and  administrative  power.  What  the  Structure  Committee 
has  done,  it  seems  to  me,  is  to  create  a  legislative  body  and  tell  it 
it  is  to  administer,  it  is  to  administer  administrative  power.  Now 
it  is  totally  impossible  for  a  group  of  220  people,  of  whatever  kind, 
caliber,  quality  in  makeup,  to  direct  the  administration  of  anything. 
This  is  particularly  true  when  the  rotation  that  is  required  would 
be  added  to  it. 

I  don't  know  how  many  of  you  are  here  at  a  General  Conference 
for  the  first  time,  but  when  I  came  to  my  first  General  Conference 
four  years  ago,  after  having  been  active  in  an  Annual  Conference 
for  almost  fifteen  years,  it  was  with  considerable  fear  and  trepidation 
and  wonder.  And  I'm  not  really  the  sort  of  person  that  wonders 
about  very  much.  But  when  we  ask  people  from  the  church-at-large 
to  come  and  participate  in  boards  like  the  Council  on  Ministries  for 
a  four-year  term,  we  are  participating,  I  submit,  in  a  bogus  democracy 
that  gives  the  appearance  of  participation,  but  can  only  have  the 
effect  of  strengthening  the  hand  of  the  professional  staff  or  the 
full-time  person  in  charge.  I  speak,  therefore,  for  a  consideration  of 
these  factors.  Whether  this  requires  us  to  reconsider  this  matter  at 
another  session  or  whether  these  problems  can  be  dealt  with,  time 
will  tell,  but  to  adopt  it  in  its  present  form,  I  think,  would  be  an 
invitation  to  disaster. 

Statement  Supporting  Report — Will  M.  Hildebrand 

Will  M.  Hildebrand  (Southern  California-Arizona):  I  have  a  posi- 
tion just  about  the  opposite  of  the  man  who  spoke  before  and  yet 
a  great  deal  of  fellow  feeling  for  him  in  that  I  speak  on  behalf  of 
the  report  with  a  great  many  reservations  about  it.  He  ...  I  speak 
on  behalf  of  the  report  because  T  believe  we  are  in  need  of  some 
restructuring.  I  think  the  thoughtful  restructuring  of  the  boards  is 
a  creative  step  forward.  I  think  the  Board  of  Discipleship  can  be 
a  very  exciting  thing  for  the  life  of  the  church  and  spark  us  in  our 
worship,  in  our  evangelism,  in  the  whole  enterprise  of  discipleship 
and  therefore  speak  warmly  and  enthusiastically  for  them. 

I  believe  that  the  Board  of  Global  Ministries  is  a  firm  step  forward 
in  terms  of  the  emerging  concept  of  mission,  and  I  am  grateful  that 
there  has  been  such  serious  dialogue  between  the  Board  of  Missions 
and  the  Structure  Commission  which  has  allowed  that  to  evolve.  My 
reservation  is  at  the  point  of  the  Council  on  Ministries — its  monitoring 
function.  It  asks  us  to  be  better  people  than  we  are,  it  seems  to  me. 
And  that  at  the  same  time,  it  demeans  the  boards  and  does  not  allow 
us  to  be  as  good  as  we  are  and  that  it  is  in  this  respect  that  I  think 
it  is  fundamentally  a  misreading  of  what  man  is  and  what  our  job 
is  together. 

I  don't  want  one  group,  either  the  Council  of  Bishops  or  the 
Council  on  Ministries,  any  one  group  monitoring  all  the  rest  of  the 
church.  I  find  it  really  rather  abhorrent,  and  I  don't  think  it's  neces- 
sary. I  have  faith  in  this  church  and  its  multiple  work.  I  think  they 
have     overrated    accountability     and     underrated     faithfulness     and 


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brotherhood  in  the  church  which  is  ours  and  therefore  am  really  quite 
critical  at  that  point. 

However,  unlike  Dr.  Outler  I  sure  hope  this  isn't  going  to  be 
referred  four  years  hence — four  years  of  looking  at  what  our  struc- 
ture is  going  to  be  like.  I  would  rather  that  we  address  ourselves  to 
it  seriously  and  in  our  legislative  groups  take  what  steps  seem  wise 
to  these  legislative  groups  and  shaping  it  up,  but  using  it  as  a  basic 
document  from  which  we  move  out  of  this  General  Conference. 

Statement  from  Commission  Representative  Requested 

Robert  W.  Burtner  (Oregon-Idaho)  asked  that  a  member 
of  the  Structure  Study  Commission  comment  on  how  checks 
and  balances  on  power  are  provided  in  the  Commission 
proposal.  Dow  Kirkpatrick  (Northern  Illinois)  responded 
on  behalf  of  the  Commission.  He  stated  that  every  power 
proposed  for  the  Council  on  Ministries  was  being  exercised 
somewhere  in  the  church,  and  the  Commission's  proposal 
would  bring  them  together  in  a  forum  that  would  be  visible 
and  responsive.  He  stated  further  that  the  power  of  the 
Council  on  Ministries  would  be  checked  by  the  Annual  Con- 
ferences through  their  representation  on  it.  He  also  noted 
that  there  was  a  new  check  on  power  in  the  budgeting 
process,  since  both  the  Council  on  Ministries  and  the  Council 
on  Finance  and  Administration  were  to  be  involved  in  it. 

Statement  Opposing  Report — Benjamin  R.  Oliphint 

Benjamin  R.  Oliphint:  (Louisiana)  :  Mr.  Chairman,  I  would  like 
to  speak  for  a  moment  about  the  relation  of  the  local  church  and 
the  program  boards.  It  seems  to  me  that  the  local  church  is  where 
it's  at  and  where  it's  going  to  be.  The  local  church  is  concerned  for 
several  things — two,  specifically.  I  think  first  of  all  you  need  clear 
visibility  for  resourcing  the  concerns  of  the  local  church.  I  do  not 
see  this  reflected  in  the  program  boards.  In  other  words,  I  think, 
Mr.  Chairman,  when  you  need  help  in  education,  you  need  a  Board 
of  Education  to  go  to  get  help.  It  needs  to  be  that  clear. 

I  think  the  second  thing  that  comes  from  the  experience  of  the 
local  church  is  that  we  have  a  variety  of  people  in  local  churches. 
And  that  variety  of  people  and  their  concerns  and  interests  should 
be  upheld  and  strengthened  by  this  plan.  I  think  that  when  we  take 
some  of  the  concerns  and  shove  them  down  and  make  them  into  one 
board,  we  there  undo  the  balance  that  we  need  in  the  local  church. 
We  have  a  vast  audience  of  people  in  the  local  church  with  many 
interests.  We  need  to  recognize  that  and  serve  those  interests  to 
bring  them  together.  I  think  that  these  two  things  are  very  impor- 
tant. I  don't  think  that  the  program  board  structure  does  either  of 
these  things. 

John  B.  Warman  (Western  Pennsylvania)  spoke  in  op- 
position to  the  report  and  in  favor  of  continuing  the  Pro- 
gram Council  as  an  alternative  to  the  proposed  Council  on 
Ministries. 


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Statement   Supporting   Report — D.   Clifford   Crummey 

Hamilton  T.  Bostvell  (California-Nevada)  asked  that  the 
privilege  of  the  floor  be  granted  to  D.  Clifford  CrummeT/, 
a  reserve  delegate  and  member  of  the  Structure  Study  Com- 
mission. The  privilege  v^as  granted. 

D.  Clifford  Crummey  (California-Nevada)  :  I  want  to  speak  briefly 
as  a  member  of  the  Structure  Study  Commission,  but  I  would  like 
to  also  say  that  I'm  one  of  those  who  after  twelve  years  in  administra- 
tive work,  have  asked  my  bishop  for  appointment  to  a  local  church 
this  year.  The  reason  is  that  I  agree  with  what's  been  said  over  and 
over  again  that  in  the  local  church  is  where  it's  at.  And  unless  we 
have  a  church  that  can  be  responsive  to  the  life  of  people,  abroad, 
across  Methodism,  in  the  local  church  as  its  expression,  we  haven't 
got  a  workable  plan.  But  I'm  convinced  that  this  Structure  Study 
Commission  Report  is  a  responsible  and  responsive  system  that  fits 
together.  It  has  the  checks  and  balances  which  are  necessary. 

The  question  of  power  was  just  raised.  We  spent  long  hours  and 
called  in  experts,  talked  with  the  bishops,  and  talked  with  various 
boards  and  agencies  and  persons  about  this  subject,  and  I  think  we 
have  a  distribution  of  power  that  will  make  it  possible  for  us  to 
work  in  this  church.  I  believe  that  it  opens  the  flow  from  top  to 
bottom,  entirely  contrary  to  what  Dr.  Outler  said,  to  flow  both  ways. 
There's  nothing  in  the  plan  that  says  everything  has  to  come  from 
the  top  down.  Really,  it  ought  to  come  the  other  direction.  I  think 
something  like  the  Council  on  Ministries  is  necessary.  Several  of 
those  who  have  spoken  in  opposition  today,  and  some  who  spoke  in 
opposition  last  night,  have  said  to  me,  "Something  like  this  is  neces- 
sary." So,  let's  find  a  way  and  means  of  making  it  what  we  want 
as  a  General  Conference. 

The  boards  and  agencies  need  revision  from  present  forms;  in 
fact,  you've  asked  for  it  in  many  ways  and  forms  in  the  General 
Conferences  of  Dallas  and  Kansas  City  ...  St.  Louis.  And  ours  is 
a  most  plausible  and  possible  one.  Certain  parts  of  it  really  need  to 
be  adopted  by  this  General  Conference,  if  not  all  of  it.  I  hope  that  you 
will  pay  attention  to  how  we  have  designed  the  boards  and  agencies, 
because  this  has  been  done  carefully,  and  I  think  Dr.  Hildebrand 
said  most  of  the  things  I  would  have  said  here.  But,  lastly,  I  would 
ask  the  Conference  to  receive  the  report  and  refer  it  in  such  a  way 
that  it  can  have  full  and  sufficient  hearing  so  that  what  you  want 
to  happen  really  happens,  and  this  report  becomes  a  means  by  which 
you  can  make  it  happen.  It  is  a  document  which  is  worthy  of  your 
consideration  and  study.  Thank  you. 

Statement  Opposing  Report — John  E.  Stumbo 

John  E.  Stumbo  (Kansas  East)  :  I  rise  to  speak  in  opposition  to  the 
report.  I  do  not  wish  to  repeat  anything  that's  been  said,  but  one  thing 
that  I've  not  heard  that  concerns  me  about  this  report,  I  feel  inclined 
to  speak  about.  I'm  a  layman  and  as  such  my  church  work  is  my 
avocation,  if  you  please.  That  is,  I  have  to  earn  a  living. 

One  of  the  things  that  concerns  me  about  this  report  is  that  I'm 
very  strongly  committed,  that  the  church  in  the  future  must  ac- 
commodate the  layman  and  his  power  and  his  ability  to  act  and  make 
decisions.  And  I  do  not  think  that  this  report  accommodates  the 
concept  of  lay-empowerment  at  the  local  church  and  Annual  Con- 
ference level.  I  think  it's  important  to  realize  that  the  layman  must 
take  a  portion  of  his  leisure  time,  if  you  will,  and  devote  it  to  the 
church.  It  therefore  becomes  incumbent  that  we  develop  a  system  and 


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a  structure  which  most  easily  accommodates  that  layman  in  his  at- 
tempt to  become  an  effective  power-based  opinion  and  resource  in  our 
chui'ch.  Because  if  we  create  a  structure  that  ignores  that  layman, 
we'll  lose  our  church.  Thank  you. 

Victor  C.  Vinluan  (Northwest  Philippines)  spoke  in  sup- 
port of  the  report,  stating  that  it  would  give  more  recogni- 
tion and  participation  to  those  parts  of  the  church  outside 
the  United  States. 

Suggestion   Concerning  Procedure — Leonard   D.   Slutz 

Leonard  D.  Slutz  (West  Ohio)  suggested  that  as  soon  as 
possible  the  report  should  be  referred  to  the  appropriate 
legislative  committees  in  order  that  they  might  begin  work 
on  it.  He  expressed  the  opinion  that  many  sections  of  the 
report  would  be  found  to  be  relatively  noncontroversial,  and 
that  the  others  could  be  considered  in  a  more  orderly 
fashion  if  they  were  presented  in  the  form  of  majority  and 
minority  reports  from  the  legislative  committees.  He  sug- 
gested further  that  the  Structure  Study  Commission  recon- 
sider its  plan  to  refer  the  report  in  its  entirety  to  all  legis- 
lative committees  and  instead  allow  the  General  Conference 
to  arrive  freely  at  its  own  decision  about  how  to  proceed 
with  the  consideration  of  the  report. 

Statement   Opposing  Report — Harold  A.   Bosley 

Harold  Bosley  (New  York)  :  I  think  the  suggestion  which  was  just 
made  by  Leonard  Slutz  as  an  umbrella  suggestion  is  the  one  that  I 
would  like  to  associate  myself  with  without  any  hesitation.  There  are 
two  matters  in  this  proposed  structure  that  I  am  sure  our  legislative 
committees  will  want  to  concern  themselves  with.  One  is  the  word 
"caucus." 

Now  the  word  "caucus"  is  as  vague  as  caucus  itself  is  a  real  fact. 
There  is  no  provision  for  caucus  in  the  Discipline ;  there  is  no  provi- 
sion for  caucus  in  legislation.  I  suggest  that  it  is  absolutely  necessary 
for  us  now  when  caucuses  are  so  much  a  real  part  of  our  life  to  ask 
some  legislative  committee  to  draw  up  some  understanding  between  a 
caucus  and  a  conference  and  a  committee.  It  seems  to  me  of  great 
importance  that  this  be  done,  done  as  carefully  as  possible.  We  can 
have  two  competing  caucuses  asking  for  representation;  what  then 
will  the  Nominating  Committee  do? 

It  seems  to  me  that  this  is  a  matter  we  must  concern  ourselves  with. 
But  one  that  I  am  even  more  concerned  about  than  that  that's  a  long 
range  one,  is  to  be  found  on  page  15  of  the  report,  paragraph  830. 
Now  if  as  has  been  suggested,  that  all  of  these  powers  exist  in  the 
Discipline  at  the  present  time  but  they  are  scattered  around,  that's 
news  to  me  about  some  of  these.  It  could  be  a  very  real  fact  though. 

I'm  concerned  very  much  about  this  sentence  that  begins  on  page 
16,  this  line  16:  "This  power  shall  not  include  the  power  to  change 
provisions  of  the  Discipline  which  established  a  general  board  and 
its  purpose  but  shall  include  the  power  to  approve  changes  in  the 
internal  structure  of  a  board  and  to  approve  transfer  of  functions 
among  boards  on  the  recommendation  of  the  board  or  boards  involved 
subject    to   the    ratification    by   the   following    General    Conference." 


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Now  this  as  I  understand  it  gives  the  General  Conference  the  power 
to  create  a  board  and  the  Council  on  Ministries  the  power  to  gut 
that  board,  and  to  do  it  subject  to  the  ratification  of  the  next  General 
Conference. 

It  seems  to  me  we  are  faced  then  with  the  necessity,  if  this  is 
necessary,  if  emergencies  as  we  have  it  listed  at  point  2  at  the  bottom 
of  page  15,  if  emergencies  arise,  if  other  significant  events  within 
a  quadrennium  arise  which  substantially  affect  the  life  of  a  church 
that  requires  this,  if  this  is  our  anticipation  of  the  future  which 
we  face,  then  I  suggest  Mr.  Chairman,  we  ought  to  think  seriously 
about  having  General  Conferences  every  two  years,  much  as  I  am 
startled  by  that  prospect. 

I  am  convinced  that  this  places  too  much  power  in  the  hands  of  the 
Council  on  Ministries.  We  create  a  board,  but  they  can  gut  a  board; 
and  boards  can  shuffle  responsibilities  among  themselves.  If  this  is 
necessary,  then  I  think  it  is  necessary  for  the  General  Conference  to 
rethink  the  time  of  its  meeting. 

Mrs.  Thomas  DeVaux  (Western  Pennsylvania)  spoke 
in  favor  of  retaining  the  present  structure,  on  grounds  that 
it  had  not  been  given  a  fair  chance  since  merger. 

Motion  to  Extend  Time  for  Debate 

The  Chair  noted  that  the  hour  set  aside  for  debate  had 
expired.  Jesse  R.  DeWitt  (Detroit)  moved  that  the  debate 
be  extended  for  an  additional  thirty  minutes.  The  motion 
failed  to  get  the  required  two-thirds  majority. 

Procedural  Motions — Richard  W.  Cain 

The  Chair  recognized  Richard  W.  Cain  (Southern  Cali- 
fornia-Arizona) for  the  purpose  of  presenting  procedural 
motions  on  behalf  of  the  Structure  Study  Commission. 

Richard  W.  Cain  (Southern  California- Arizona)  :  Mr.  Chairman, 
I  move  that  all  members  and  staff  of  the  Structure  Study  Commission 
be  granted  privilege  to  speak  when  the  report  is  before  the  Con- 
ference or  in  legislative  committees,  without  vote. 

Harold  Fag  an  (Texas)  spoke  in  opposition  to  the  motion. 
The  motion  was  adopted. 

Mr.  Cain:  Mr.  Chairman,  and  members  of  the  Conference,  I  move 
in  behalf  of  the  commission  that  the  rules  be  suspended  by  a  two- 
thirds  vote  for  the  purpose  of  a  motion  to  refer  the  Structure  Study 
Commission  Report  in  its  totality  to  each  of  the  fourteen  legislative 
committees. 

David  A.  Duck  (South  Georgia)  asked  a  question  re- 
garding procedure  if  the  motion  failed.  The  Chair  stated 
that  the  report  would  then  be  referred  to  legislative  com- 
mittees by  sections  under  the  regular  rules  of  the  Confer- 
ence. Richard  0.  Johnson  (California-Nevada)  asked 
whether,  if  the  motion  to  suspend  the  rules  passed,  the  mo- 
tion to  refer  could  then  be  debated.  The  chair  stated  that  the 
motion  of  reference  would  be  debatable  as  to  what  is  re- 


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ferred  and  the  terms  of  reference.  Richard  D.  Tholin 
(Northern  Illinois)  asked  which  legislative  committees 
would  consider  the  first  three  sections  of  the  report  under 
the  regular  rules  of  the  Conference.  The  chair  stated  that 
this  would  be  determined  by  the  Committee  on  Reference. 

Lester  L.  Moore  (Iowa)  asked  how  the  Structure  Study- 
Commission  planned  to  correlate  reports  from  the  fourteen 
different  legislative  committees  if  their  plan  of  referral  was 
adopted.  The  Chair  stated  that  this  would  be  determined  by 
one  of  the  standing  administrative  committees  of  the  Con- 
ference. 

The  motion  to  suspend  the  rules  was  put  to  a  vote,  and 
it  did  not  pass. 

Alva  H.  Clark  (Nebraska)  moved  that  Paragraph  801  of 
the  Structure  Study  Commission  Report  be  referred  to  all 
legislative  committees,  and  that  when  this  paragraph  had 
been  acted  upon  by  the  General  Conference,  the  remainder 
of  the  report  be  referred  under  the  regular  rules  of  the 
Conference.  Franklin  Blackstone,  Jr.  (Western  Pennsyl- 
vania) raised  a  point  of  order.  The  Chair  ruled  that  the 
point  of  order  was  not  well  taken.  George  L.  Poor  (Pacific 
Northwest)  raised  a  point  of  order  that  since  the  entire 
report  had  already  been  referred,  Mr.  Clark's  motion  to 
refer  a  portion  of  it  was  out  of  order.  The  Chair  sustained 
the  point  of  order  and  ruled  that  Mr.  Clark's  motion  was 
not  in  order. 

Raoul  C.  Calkins  (West  Ohio)  attempted  to  present  a 
procedural  motion,  but  the  Chair  ruled  that  his  motion 
was  not  in  order. 

Melvin  M.  Finkbeiner  (Pacific  Northwest)  asked  if  the 
Committee  on  Reference  had  determined  how  the  Structure 
Study  Commission  Report  would  be  referred  to  the  several 
legislative  committees.  Jerry  G.  Bray  (Virginia),  chairman 
of  the  Committee  on  Reference,  indicated  that  a  tentative 
assignment  had  been  made.  The  Chair  ruled  that  the  report 
of  this  committee  would  not  be  heard  at  this  time. 

Leigh  Roberts  (Wisconsin)  raised  a  point  of  order;  the 
Chair  ruled  that  it  was  not  well  taken.  Jane  Arterburn 
(Louisville)  raised  a  point  of  order;  the  Chair  ruled  that  it 
was  not  well  taken.  John  C.  Satterfield  (Mississippi)  stated 
that  in  his  judgment  the  ruling  of  the  Chair  was  correct. 

Theological  Study  Commission  Report  Deferred 

Tom  Reavley  (Southwest  Texas),  speaking  in  behalf  of 
the  Theological  Study  Commission  on  Doctrine  and  Doc- 
trinal Standards,  asked  that  the  Conference  defer  hearing 
the  Commission  report  until  the  Tuesday  morning  session. 
A  vote  was  taken,  and  the  report  was  deferred.  Paid  J.  Bee- 
man  (Pacific  Northwest)  asked  to  see  the  vote  again.  The 


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motion  to  defer  the  report  was  put  to  a  vote  again,  and  the 
Chair  ruled  that  it  prevailed. 

Announcements 

Announcements  were  given  by  the  Secretary,  J.  Wesley 
Hole.  D.  W.  Brooks  (North  Georgia)  gave  directions  for 
reaching  St.  Mark's  United  Methodist  Church,  where  legis- 
lative committee  sessions  were  to  be  held. 

Benediction 

The  benediction  was  pronounced  by  Bishop  Frederick  B. 
Newell  (retired). 


THIRD  DAY,  TUESDAY,  APRIL  18,  1972 
MORNING  SESSION 

Opening — Bishop  W.  McFerrin  Stowe 

Pursuant  to  adjournment,  the  General  Conference  of  The 
United  Methodist  Church  convened  in  the  morning  session 
of  the  third  day,  Tuesday,  April  18,  1972,  at  8 :30  a.m.  in 
the  Civic  Center,  Atlanta,  Georgia,  v^ith  Bishop  W.  McFer- 
rin Stowe,  Kansas  Area,  presiding. 

Devotions 

Dorothy  McConnell  (New  York)  served  as  the  liturgist. 
The  Conference  sang  Hymn  No.  464,  "See  How  Great  a 
Flame  Aspires";  Acts  3:15-17  and  Romans  8:18-25  were 
read.  Bishop  Lloyd  C.  Wicke,  New  York  Area,  spoke  on  the 
subject,  "What  Are  Your  Expectations?"  (see  page  725). 
Hymn  No.  153,  "God  of  Love  and  God  of  Power,"  was  sung, 
and  Bishop  Wicke  gave  the  benediction.  The  liturgy  was 
created  by  Jeanne  Audrey  Powers  (Minnesota) . 

Choral  selections  were  presented  by  the  Concert  Choir 
of  Lebanon  Valley  College,  Annville,  Pennsylvania,  under 
the  direction  of  Pierce  Getz. 

Committee  on  Journal 

George  R.  Akers  (Wyoming)  reported  that  the  Commit- 
tee on  Journal  had  reviewed  the  Journal  of  the  opening 
sessions  of  the  Conference  and  found  it  in  good  order.  The 
report  was  received. 

Committee  on  Agenda 

The  agenda  as  printed  in  the  Daily  Christian  Advocate 
was  presented  to  the  Conference  by  J.  Otis  Young,  chair- 
man of  the  Committee  on  Agenda.  It  was  adopted. 

Committee  on  Credentials 

W.  T.  Handy:  Mr.  Chairman,  members  of  the  General  Conference, 
the  Committee  on  Credentials  in  response  to  your  referral  yesterday, 
recommends  that  twenty  United  Methodist  seminarians  be  seated  at 
this  General  Conference  with  voice  and  without  vote.  One  delegate 
shall  be  selected  from  each  of  the  fourteen  United  Methodist  sem- 
inaries and  six  at  large.  The  latter  category  will  provide  for  the 
representation  of  United  Methodist  seminarians  from  non-United 
Methodist  theological  schools.  I  so  move. 

Bishop  Stowe:  This  comes  to  us  as  a  recommendation  from  this 
committee.  Therefore,  it  is  properly  before  us.  Do  you  have  any 
questions  or  any  discussion?   Are  you  ready  to  vote?   If  you  would 

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approve   this   recommendation,   would    you   let   it   be   known    by   the 
raising  of  the  hand.  Opposed,  by  the  same  sign.  It  is  approved. 

Nominations — Bishop  Roy  H.  Short 

The  Chair  recognized  Bishop  Roy  H.  Short,  Secretary  of 
the  Council  of  Bishops,  who  presented  nominations  from 
the  Council  of  Bishops.  The  following  persons  were  nomi- 
nated to  serve  as  members  of  the  Commission  on  Entertain- 
ment and  Program  for  a  term  of  eight  years  to  expire  in 
1980:  Daniel  L.  Shearer  (Central  Pennsylvania),  W.  Scott 
Bozeman  (Florida),  Norma  Larson  (Minnesota),  Carl  C. 
Hall  (Little  Rock),  Jack  M.  Tuell  (Pacific  Northwest) 
DeWayne  S.  Woodring  (East  Ohio),  and  Anderson  C.  Epps 
(North  Georgia).  In  addition  the  nomination  of  Grantas  E. 
Hoopert  (Central  Pennsylvania)  was  submitted  as  a  substi- 
tute for  Daniel  Shearer  as  a  member  of  the  Committee  on 
Courtesies  and  Privileges. 

Those  nominated  were  elected. 

Committee  Reports 

The  Chair  recognized  Mrs.  Alvirita  Little  (Pacific  North- 
west), who  stated  that  the  Committee  on  Courtesies  and 
Privileges  had  no  report. 

Jack  M.  Tuell  (Pacific  Northwest)  reported  on  behalf  of 
the  Committee  on  Presiding  Officers  that  Bishop  Roy  C. 
Nichols,  Pittsburgh  Area,  would  preside  at  the  Wednesday 
morning  session. 

Theological  Study  Commission  on  Doctrine  and  Doctrinal 
Standards  (see  page  1988) 

The  Chair  recognized  Albert  C.  Outler  (North  Texas), 
chairman  of  the  Commission,  for  the  presentation  of  the 
report.  Dr.  Outler  introduced  the  members  of  the  Commis- 
sion and  consultants  who  had  worked  with  it. 

He  noted  that  the  report  was  being  proposed  as  a  replace- 
ment for  the  existing  Part  II  of  The  Book  of  Discipline 
and  outlined  the  procedure  the  Commission  proposed  to  fol- 
low in  presenting  the  report.  He  asked,  on  behalf  of  the 
Commission,  that  the  report  then  be  considered  by  the  Con- 
ference as  soon  as  the  Agenda  Committee  could  schedule 
time  for  such  consideration. 

He  then  proceeded  with  the  presentation  of  the  report. 

Dr.  Outler:  The  most  obvious  feature  of  this  report  is  what  it  is 
not.  It  is  not  a  new  creed,  nor  a  new  set  of  Articles  of  Religion, 
nor  a  Confession  of  Faith,  nor  a  new  set  of  General  Rxdes.  The  old 
ones  are  still  retained,  in  the  middle  of  our  text,  in  their  original 
versions.  This  is  by  design,  or  course,  for  the  next  most  obvious 
thing  about  the  report  is  that  it  is  not  a  simple  reaffirmation  of  the 


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old  Part  II,  either.  The  old  Articles,  and  Confession  and  Rules  have 
been  set  in  a  new  context  of  interpretation,  and  this  means  a  deci- 
sive change  in  their  role  in  the  theological  enterprise  in  The  United 
Methodist  Church. 

Now  this  calls  for  an  explanation,  and  any  such  explanation  would 
have  to  begin  with  a  reference  to  our  mandate  from  the  General 
Conference  of  1968  (^  1419)  : 

".  .  .  to  bring  to  the  General  Conference  of  1972  a  progress 
report  concerning  "Doctrine  and  Doctrinal  Standards"  in  the  United 
Methodist  Church.  If  the  Commission  deems  it  advisable,"  said 
that  mandate,  "it  may  undertake  the  preparation  of  a  contemporary 
formulation  of  doctrine  and  belief,  in  supplementation  to  all  an- 
tecedent formulations.  .  ." 

To  many  in  that  Conference  and  throughout  tlie  church  this  meant 
a  new  creed  or  something  like  that.  In  the  beginning,  we  were  some- 
times referred  to  as  "the  new  Creedal  Commission."  And,  of  course, 
we  did  consider  that  possibility:  a  new  creed,  a  new  confession  of 
faith,  a  new  doctrinal  summary  and  affirmation.  In  fact,  one  of  the 
general  work  assignments  for  the  Commission  as  a  whole  was  the 
production  of  experimental  forms  of  creeds  and  liturgical  affirmation 
and  doctrinal  summary — not  one  but  many — and  this  turned  up  three 
or  four  texts  of  truly  high  quality  that  deserve  to  be  published 
and  used  throughout  the  church. 

We  are  certainly,  therefore,  not  against  creed-making.  Our  con- 
cern however  is  not  with  a  single  creed  but  with  the  guidelines 
that  should  be  followed  in  any  given  case  of  ci'eed-making  and  the 
claims  that  any  given  creed  or  summary  might  be  able  to  make  to 
have  authority  in  The  United  Methodist  Church  or  among  United 
Methodist  people.  But  one  of  the  earliest  decisions  that  emerged  in 
our  exploratory  discussions  was  that  a  single  creed,  displacing  the 
two  that  we  have  now,  whatever  its  form  or  quality,  that  claimed 
any  sort  of  official  monopoly  in  the  church  would  not  really  serve  the 
cause  of  theological  renewal,  or  for  that  matter  of  theological  clarity. 
Doctrinal  confusion  cannot  be  overcome  by  official  dogmatic  pro- 
nouncement. There  is  something  profoundly  self-deceiving  in  the  as- 
sumption that  valid  authority  in  disputed  question  can  ever  flo\y  from 
their  majority  vote  in  the  General  Conferences.  Such  majorities 
weaken  rather  than  strengthen  a  church's  real  authority.  A  better 
way,  we  came  to  realize,  was  to  strike  for  a  new  understanding  of 
the  problems  of  the  norms  and  the  normative  in  theology  and  ethics 
and  then  to  seek  for  a  clearer  vision  of  our  doctrinal  heritage  as  a 
resource  for  solving  these  problems  of  norms  and  the  normative. 
This  is  not  a  cop-out.  It  is  instead  the  acknowledgement  of  three 
decisive  factors  affecting  our  current  situation  in  The  United  Meth- 
odist Church  and  in  the  Christian  world  everywhere. 

To  begin  with  there  is  no  denying  the  fact  that  our  United  Meth- 
odist ways  with  doctrine  has  always  been  more  emotive  and  practical 
than  dogmatic  and  speculative.  We  have  tended  to  value  doctrine 
for  its  effective  service  in  the  evangelistic  and  nurturing  tasks  of 
the  church  even  as  we  have  also  tended  to  define  the  church  herself 
in  terms  of  mission  rather  than  of  form.  This,  in  an  age  of  con- 
fusion like  ours,  has  made  for  a  bewildering  spectrum  of  doctrinal 
diversity  within  The  United  Methodist  Church,  in  our  official  litera- 
ture and  various  public  pronouncements  in  our  seminaries,  pulpits, 
pews  and  in  our  public  lobbies  as  well. 

Somewhere  in  The  United  Methodist  Church  there  is  somebody 
urging  every  kind  of  theology  still  alive  and  not  a  few  that  are  dead, 
but  your  commission  came  to  realize  that  this  appai-ent  bedlam  is,  at 
least  in  part,  the  perversion  of  an  older,  profounder  principle  of 
positive  importance,  that  is  to  say,  of  doctrinal  pluralism,  doctrinal 


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diversity  in  Christological  unity.  Far  from  being  a  license  to  doc- 
trinal recklessness  or  indifferentism,  the  Wesleyan  principle  of  plural- 
ism holds  in  dynamic  balance  both  the  biblical  focus  of  all  Christian 
doctrine  and  also  the  responsible  freedom  that  all  Christians  must 
have  in  their  theological  reflections  and  public  teaching. 

Its  premise  is  expressed  in  Wesley's  familiar  maxim:  "As  to  all 
opinions  which  do  not  strike  at  the  root  of  Christianity,  we  Methodists 
think  and  let  think,"  and  there  was  never  any  doubt  for  him  the 
taproot  of  Christianity  was  the  Scriptural  mystery  of  God  in  Christ 
and  not  much  else,  really.  It  is  simply  a  fact  that  United  Methodist 
doctrinal  standards  have  always  had  a  pluralistic  cast  to  them.  Wes- 
ley's Sermons  and  Notes  and  behind  them  the  Book  of  Common 
Prayer,  the  Anglican  Homilies  and  Articles  and  the  Evangelical  and 
United  Brethren  Articles  and  Confessions  never  were  understood  as 
merely  judicial  statutes.  Rather,  they  were  so  many  varied  witnesses 
to  the  truth  of  Scripture  and  then  to  the  negative  limits  of  allowable 
public  teaching.  What  then  happened,  of  course,  was  that  all  too  many 
Methodists  found  it  all  too  easy  to  slide  off  the  high  plane  of  doctrinal 
pluralism  as  a  positive  virtue  into  the  slough  of  doctrinal  indifferen- 
tism and  chaos. 

In  my  own  judgment,  the  most  important  single  achievement  of 
this  report,  by  its  intention  at  least,  is  our  attempted  reversal  of  this 
trend  toward  indifferentism,  by  pointing,  especially  in  Part  III,  to 
the  central  core  of  common  Christian  teaching  that  we  share  with 
other  Christians,  and  yet  also  to  our  own  distinctive  guidelines  for 
responsible  theologizing  in  the  Wesley,  Albright,  Otterbein  tradition. 
How  well  we  have  succeeded  is,  of  course,  for  this  Conference  and 
the  wider  theological  forum  outside  this  Conference  and  outside  this 
church — for  we  have  tried  to  speak  to  them  as  well — it  is  for  these  to 
judge. 

In  any  case,  to  have  come  to  you  with  a  doctrinal  creed  or  summary 
that  would  have  pretended  to  monopolize  the  doctrinal  enterprise 
would  have  been  profoundly  unwise,  and  misleading  to  boot!  More- 
over, in  the  second  place,  we  were  very  soon  and  very  deeply  impressed 
by  the  vitality  and  the  relevance  of  the  various  new  protestant  theol- 
ogies, emerging  in  this  epoch  of  radical  change:  "black  theology," 
"women's  liberation  theology,"  "third-world  theology,"  etc. 

While  rejecting  their  exclusivistic  claims — as  we  have  also  rejected 
all  doctrinal  monopolies,  on  principle — we  are  still  very  eager  for 
all  Christians  to  hear  what  the  Spirit  is  saying  to  the  churches 
through  them:  their  protests  against  injustice  and  indignity  to  any 
of  God's  children,  their  protests  for  the  paramount  rights  of  the 
human  person,  at  every  level  of  interpersonal  and  social  relation- 
ships, regardless  of  race,  sex,  nationality  or  life-style. 

We  are  also  prepared  to  take  seriously  and  urge  you  to  take  seri- 
ously all  the  various  emergent  theological  viewpoints  that  are  bidding 
for  dominance,  or  at  least  a  hearing,  nowadays — "process  theology," 
"development  theology,"  "linguistic  analysis,"  "existentialism,"  the 
"new  transcendentalisms"  of  various  sorts — as  well  as  the  veritable 
kaleidoscope  of  special-interest  theologies  in  current  fashion:  theol- 
ogies of  "hope,"  "ecology"  (and,  over  on  the  other  side,  the  new 
"pentecostalisms,"  the  "Jesus  Movement,"  "the  Childi-en  of  God," 
etc.,  etc.). 

Taken,  all  together,  these  various  "protestant"  and  "special-inter- 
est" theologies  point  to  the  rich  diversity  that  the  Christian  mind 
can  and  ought  to  make  room  for.  But  by  the  very  same  token,  they 
also  suggest  that  the  official  sponsorship  of  any  one  of  these  theol- 
ogies by  The  United  Methodist  Church,  to  the  derogation  of  any  of 
the  others,  would  be  wildly  imprudent  in  practice,  and  wrong  in 
principle.   Besides,  we  must  never  forget  that  the  question  of  doc- 


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trinal  standards  in  The  United  Methodist  Church  is  closely  related 
to  our  long-standing  commitment  to  the  larger  cause  of  Christian 
unity. 

The  prime  imperative  in  all  serious  ecumenical  dialogue  is  that 
each  tradition  be  prepared  to  interpret  itself  to  all  the  others,  honestly 
and  openly,  without  triumphalism  or  apology,  without  misleading 
claims  and  fruitless  polemics.  For  United  Methodists  this  plainly 
means  not  only  to  confess,  but  to  expose  our  doctrinal  pluralism.  Our 
concern  for  pluralism  as  a  positive  theological  virtue  has  been  rein- 
forced by  a  third  distinctive  feature  of  our  epoch,  and  this  may  be 
the  most  important  one  of  all — the  rise  and  spread  of  what  John 
Courtney  Murray  (and  Wilhelm  Dilthey  before  him)  spoke  of  as 
"the  historical  consciousness,"  by  contrast  with  the  older  "classical 
consciousness"  that  dominated  the  Christian  understanding  of  doc- 
trine and  dogma  since  Constantine. 

In  the  European  state  churches,  and  even  in  America  up  to  our 
own  time,  there  has  been  a  tendency  to  regard  creeds  and  confes- 
sions much  in  the  same  way  that  the  secular  states  construe  their 
legislative  statutes — that  is,  as  juridical  enactments,  enforceable  by 
punitive  sanctions  against  all  violators,  or  else  let  simply  slide  into  the 
oblivion  of  the  dead  letter,  which  in  fact  happens  to  our  Articles  in 
our  Discipline.  But  whereas  positive  law  has  gone  on  changing,  dog- 
matic formularies  tend  to  resist  change— and  in  one  sense  rightly  so, 
since  Christian  truth,  if  it  ever  could  be  fully  stated  in  propositional 
form  would  then  be  the  creed  to  end  all  creeds,  the  doctrines  to 
end  all  doctrinal  formulations  and  only  have  to  be  repeated  thereafter 
till  people  understood  it  properly. 

In  the  past,  the  appearance  of  new  creeds  has  always  meant  dis- 
placement of  the  last  one  you  had  with  the  normal  implication  that  the 
last  one  had  some  sort  of  insufficiency  (or  maybe  error!).  But  once 
you  confess  the  past  creed  had  an  error  that  your  forefathers  and 
some  others  could  not  see,  then  you  say  they  had  an  error,  what  may 
be  lurking  in  our  creed  that  our  children  may  see?  This  juridical 
mindset  was  as  typical  of  "classical  Protestantism"  as  of  Roman 
Catholicism  up  till  Vatican  II. 

Now,  our  emerging  historical  consciousness  that  all  of  us  in  this 
room  share,  one  way  or  another,  has  altered  this  static  view  of 
dogma  beyond  all  i-ecognition  and  control.  Nowadays  we  ask,  as  if 
by  instinct,  about  the  historical  context  of  any  document  or  pro- 
nouncement. 

This  sense  of  context  and  perspective  has  made  modern  his- 
tory possible,  and  modern  Biblical  study,  too,  as  one  of  its  by-products. 
It  allows  us  to  appreciate  the  ancient  creeds  and  confessions  afresh 
and  then  to  repossess  their  living  truth  in  the  light  of  radically 
new  experience.  This  holds  true  for  the  Apostles'  Creed,  the  Augsburg 
Confession,  the  Westminster  Catechism.  It  holds  for  Wesley's  Ser- 
mons.  It  holds  for  his  Notes,  and  especially  it  holds  for  our  Articles 
and  Confession. 

Time  was  when  these  landmark  documents  were  contemporary  and 
the  interesting  thing  is  that  the  most  contemporary  thing  about  them 
when  they  were  first  formulated  are  the  things  that  are  now  most 
clearly  dated  about  them  in  our  own  eyes.  But  each  one  of  them  also 
enshrines  perennial  Christian  truth ;  and  in  that  sense  they  are  still 
contemporary!  Old  articles  don't  have  to  be  discarded.  They  don't 
have  to  be  reiterated,  either.  Thus,  we  have  felt  ourselves  quite 
free  to  retain  our  historical  landmarks  without  embarrassment  or 
apology,  but  then  quite  deliberately,  to  set  them  in  a  new  twin  per- 
spective or  interpretation — of  our  heritage,  on  the  one  hand,  (and 
that's  Part  I)  and  our  contemporary  crisis  on  the  other  (and  that's 
what  Part  II  is  talking  about) . 


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W©  hope  that  you  have  noticed  that  we  have  tried  to  clarify  the 
contextual  relationships  between  the  Articles,  the  Confession,  and 
Wesley's  Sermons  and  Notes  and  Rules,  in  order  to  clarify  the  refer- 
ence to  the  first  restrictive  rule  about  "our  present  existing  and  estab- 
lished standards  of  doctrines."  We  have  not  altered  these  standards, 
as  such,  but  we  have  proposed  a  genuinely  new  principle  for  doc- 
trinal self-understanding  in  The  United  Methodist  Church.  Thus,  we 
have  tried  to  reaffirm  our  share  in  the  Christian  tradition,  as  a 
whole,  even  as  we  have  also  tried  to  accent,  once  again,  the  distinctive 
Wesleyan  guidelines  (Scripture,  tradition,  experience,  reason);  and 
it  is  these  guidelines  that  we  propose  to  you  as  our  best  safeguard 
against  doctrinal  indiff  erentism ! 

Now,  Mr.  Chairman,  we  would  not  wish  to  claim  too  much  for  this 
report.  It  bears  the  blemishes  of  haste  and  the  inelegancies  of  com- 
mittee English.  There  is  at  least  one  misspelling  that  I  apologize  for, 
and  one  split  infinitive  that  proves  that  the  Committee  got  the  best  of 
the  Chairman  more  than  once.  It  is,  as  some  of  you  say,  too  long. 
To  this,  one  might  respond,  without  any  disrespect  and  with  all- 
loving  friendship,  that  in  a  Discipline  that  has  268  pages  devoted  to 
"Administrative  Order"  and  53  pages  to  "Property,"  less  than  40 
pages  for  "Doctrinal  Statements  and  the  General  Rules"  is  not  wildly 
disproportionate,  especially  when  you  look  at  our  early  Disciplines, 
where  they,  so  to  say,  had  gotten  the  "hang  of  it." 

If  this  report  could  be  put  to  fruitful  use  in  promoting  theological 
reflection  amongst  United  Methodists,  and  if  it  could  also  serve  the 
urgent  cause  of  helping  our  theological  identity  in  the  eyes  of  other 
Christians,  the  extra  print  and  paper  would  be  as  well  justified  as 
most  of  the  wood  pulp  we  use  up  daily. 

And  yet,  for  all  its  faults,  there  are  three  bold  claims  I  make 
for  the  report,  without  any  personal  immodesty  or  misgiving.  The 
first  is  that  it  is  a  truly  corporate  product  of  this  Commission  as  a 
whole — an  unstinted,  cumulative,  cooperative  effort  by  a  wonderfully 
representative,  which  is  also  to  say  "hard-headed"  and  difficult,  group 
of  United  Methodists,  all  working  on  marginal  time  and  within  a 
very  frugal  budget!  .  .  . 

Now,  my  second  claim  is  that  minimally,  at  least,  the  report  faith- 
fully represents  the  best  in  the  traditions  of  the  Wesleyans,  of  Al- 
bright, and  Otterbein,  not  by  replication,  but  by  re-presentation  and 
re-interpretation.  As  such,  it  is  offered  as  a  useful  guide  for  those 
who  wish  to  repossess  those  traditions  and  to  renew  them  for  further 
service  in  Christian  mission.  This  is  crucially  important  if  The  United 
Methodist  Church  is  to  have  any  sustainable  revival  of  the  gospel  in 
a  contemporary  version  of  John  Wesley's  catholic  spirit. 

My  third  claim  is  that,  however  crudely,  this  repoi't  lays  the  foun- 
dations for  the  still  further  development  of  a  stable  theory  of  doc- 
trinal interpi-etation  in  The  United  Methodist  Church.  It  is  offered 
less  as  a  legislative  statute  than  as  an  act  of  encouragement  and 
enablement.  We  have  tried  to  open  the  way  for  the  widest  possible 
participation  of  United  Methodists  in  the  mutual  task  of  the  teaching 
church.  Instead  of  presuming  to  tell  our  people  what  to  think,  theo- 
logically, we  have  tried  to  offer  basic  guidance  as  to  how  we  may 
all  do  theologically  together,  faithful  to  our  rich  and  yet  very  di- 
verse heritage,  and  yet  also  relevant  to  our  present  ideological  con- 
fusion. If  it  is  adopted  and  taken  seriously  enough,  which  would  also 
mean  critically  enough,  it  could  quite  conceivably  become  something 
of  a  landmark  in  itself.  It  could  also,  of  course,  serve  this  Confer- 
ence and  the  church  to  a  barely  stifled  yawn  and  go  down  as  yet 
another  of  our  high-minded  but  largely  wasted  efforts.  Our  fears  go 
one  way;  our  hopes  and  prayers  go  the  other. 


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Procedure  Proposed  by  Commission 

Dr.  Outler  stated  that  the  Commission  had  petitioned  the 
Judicial  Council  for  its  judgment  as  to  the  process  by  which 
Part  II  of  The  Book  of  Discipline  may  be  amended.  He  ex- 
pressed the  hope  of  the  Commission  that,  whatever  the 
ruling  of  the  Judicial  Council,  the  report  would  be  con- 
sidered as  a  constitutional  amendment,  with  the  stipulation 
that  the  work  of  the  Commission  was  not  in  violation  of 
the  first  restrictive  rule,  but  that  it  was  instead  "proposing 
a  new  development  in  the  interpretation  of  the  process  by 
which  doctrinal  reflection  and  teaching  ought  to  evolve, 
go  on  evolving,  in  The  United  Methodist  Church." 

He  stated  the  view  of  the  Commission  that  this  change 
needs  to  be  supported  by  a  solidly  affirmative  vote;  the 
Commission  would  therefore  request  that  final  action  be  by 
a  written  recorded  ballot.  If  such  a  ballot  were  strongly 
affirmative,  the  Commission  would  propose  that  the  report 
be  referred  to  the  Annual  Conferences  for  discussion  and 
appropriate  action.  The  Commission  would  then  further 
propose  the  creation  of  an  Editorial  Committee  for  the 
1973-76  quadrennium  which  would  prepare  an  anthology 
of  doctrinal  affirmations,  summaries,  creeds,  and  liturgies 
for  use  in  the  church.  In  the  event  the  vote  of  the  General 
Conference  was  unfavorable  or  a  narrow  majority,  the 
Commission  would  propose  that  Part  II  of  The  Book  of 
Discipline  remain  the  same  for  another  quadrennium  and 
a  new  Theological  Study  Commission  be  established  to  con- 
tinue the  project. 

Statements  by  Commission  Members 

Dr.  Outler  introduced  four  members  of  the  Commission 
who  made  statements  on  behalf  of  the  report. 

J.  Bruce  Behney  (United  Theological  Seminary)  :  Since  serious 
discussion  began  on  uniting  the  Methodist  and  the  Evangelical  United 
Brethren  Churches  it  has  been  said  that  differences  in  doctrinal  em- 
phases among  them  were  minimal.  Generally  speaking  this  was  true. 
But  a  careful  study  of  the  25  Methodist  Articles  and  the  Confession 
of  Faith  of  the  Evangelical  United  Brethren  Church  has  shown  that 
at  a  number  of  points  the  spirit  and  the  letter  of  the  doctrinal  state- 
ments are  different. 

Nevertheless,  as  shown  in  Section  I  of  the  report,  close  doctrinal 
agreements  are  to  be  found  in  the  early  history  of  the  three  denomi- 
nations which  are  now  one  in  The  United  Methodist  Church. 

The  Evangelicals,  as  early  as  1809,  expressed  their  doctrinal  be- 
liefs largely  by  accepting  with  only  slight  revision  a  German  trans- 
lation of  the  Methodist  Discipline  and  the  Articles  of  Faith.  The  early 
United  Brethren,  although  interested  in  this  German  translation,  did 
not  accept  this  as  an  official  pronouncement  of  their  polity  or  beliefs. 
This  was  due  to  the  fact  that  Phillip  Otterbein,  the  only  leader  in 
both  German  groups  who  had  full  theological  training,  was  inclined  to 
express  his  doctrinal  beliefs  in  the  terms  of  warm  pietism  and  the 


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greatly  modified  Calvinism  which  had  developed  within  the  German 
Reformed  Theological  School  at  Herrborn,  Germany,  where  he  had 
received  his  theological  training. 

Incidentally,  this  was  not  a  position  casually  to  be  called  Armen- 
ianism.  In  the  early  United  Brethren  Conferences,  Otterbein  gave 
doctrinal  discourses  to  which  his  theologically  untrained  associates 
listened  with  close  attention  and  with  great  profit.  Otterbein's  utter- 
ances, confirmed  by  several  of  his  written  doctrinal  statements  which 
have  been  preserved,  support  the  belief  that  he  was  broad  and  gentle 
in  his  religious  convictions,  with  a  very  clearly  expressed  ecumenical 
spirit.  The  consequence  of  this  led  the  United  Brethren  to  be  the 
freest  of  the  three  branches  of  our  united  church  in  their  earliest 
years,  and  therefore  able  to  hold  a  doctrinal  position  which  can  be 
harmonized  with  the  Wesleyan  tradition. 

This  can  be  seen  in  the  sharing  in  the  doctrinal  guidelines  which 
typified  the  Wesleyan  tradition.  Yet  even  here,  along  with  the  Evan- 
gelicals, the  United  Brethren  differed  at  least  in  emphasis  from  the 
Methodists.  Instead  of  the  four  guidelines  as  set  forth  in  Section 
3  of  the  Commission's  report;  namely,  scripture,  tradition,  experi- 
ence and  reason,  with  each  of  the  four  guidelines  receiving  a  com- 
parable emphasis,  the  Evangelicals  and  the  United  Brethren  placed 
greater  and  firmer  stress  on  religious  experience.  This  fact,  incidently, 
was  pointed  out  by  Professor  William  Henry  Naumann  in  his  doc- 
trinal thesis  submitted  to,  and  accepted  by,  Yale  University  in  1963. 

Professor  Naumann  goes  on  to  say  that  while  this  religious  experi- 
ence was  often  vei'y  emotional,  the  religious  convictions  emerging 
from  it  were  called  into  question  if  they  did  not  conform  to  calm, 
even  though  uncritical,  Biblical  interpretations,  to  clear  and  clearly 
expressed  common  sense,  and  if  in  consequence  of  this  they  did  not 
issue  in  good  works  based  on  morality  and  self -discipline. 

As  the  histories  of  the  Evangelical  United  Brethren  Churches  de- 
veloped, these  standards  and  judgments  came  to  be  more  orderly, 
especially  as  schools  of  religion  such  as  seminaries  came  into  exis- 
tence. Hence,  the  traditional  Evangelical  United  Brethren  emphasis 
upon  religious  experience.  Biblical  guidance,  clear  common  sense,  and 
moral  zeal  came  to  closely  parallel  to  the  Wesleyan  quadrilateral  guide- 
lines of  scripture,  tradition,  experience  and  reason. 

This  being  the  case  the  former  Evangelical  United  Brethren  should 
have  no  difficulty,  it  seems  to  me,  in  subscribing  to  this  whole  report 
including  the  statements  in  Section  3,  entitled  namely  The  Gospel  in 
The  New  Age,  United  Methodists  and  the  Christian  Tradition,  Dis- 
tinctive EmiJhases  of  United  Methodists,  and  Theological  Frontiers 
and  New  Directions. 

William  G.  Smartt  (New  York)  :  Archimedes,  the  philosopher,  said, 
"Give  me  a  place  to  stand,  and  I  will  move  the  earth."  Unfortunately, 
though.  United  Methodists,  theologically  speaking,  have  no  such  place 
to  stand,  but  the  eff'orts  of  the  Theological  Commission  do  represent 
an  effort  to  formulate  what  we  believe  and  provide  a  method  to  con- 
struct sound  belief.  Spiritual  poverty  exists  among  those  who  say 
"belief  is  not  important"  and  those  who  don't  know  what  they  believe. 
In  addition,  we  are  so  caught  up  in  the  need  for  social  change, 
problems  of  racism  and  war,  that  we  think  social  change  of  itself 
can  bring  about  a  just  society,  a  Utopia,  even  the  kingdom  of  God. 
Little  do  we  realize  that  until  our  foundations  for  social  change  rest 
upon  right  belief  and  sound  doctrine,  social  impetus  will  lose  its 
momentum. 

Until  we  see  the  question  of  racism,  war,  poverty,  etc.  m  the  larger 
context  of  man's  inability  to  relate  positively  to  one  another,  and 
see  the  relatedness  of  social  problems  to  the  major  areas  of  faith, 


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redemption,  justification,  sanctification,  etc.  we  then  will  be  headed 
for  doom. 

As  Dr.  Trueblood  points  out  in  his  book  A  Place  to  Stand,  he 
says  what  is  needed  (these  are  my  own  words)  are  a  whole  new  bunch 
of  cats  who  have  reached  a  firm  place  to  stand  and  who  are  able  to 
tell  us  the  road  by  which  they  have  come  and  why  they  have  taken 
it.  I  think  the  efforts  of  the  Theological  Commission  is  a  step  in  that 
direction,  helping  all  of  us  to  re-evaluate  our  own  postures  and  help- 
ing those  who  will  come  behind  us  and  give  them  some  direction  and 
some  hope  and,  above  all,  a  foundation  upon  which  to  stand.  Thank 
you  very  much. 

Emerson  Colaiv  (West  Ohio)  :  A  seminary  professor  remarked  to 
a  group  of  preachers:  "Never  let  me  hear  you  say  you  are  not  a 
theologian.  As  you  preach  and  teach  in  the  local  church  you  are  the 
theologian  in  residence."  Now  this  is  a  difficult  image  for  some  of 
us  to  accept,  and  as  Dr.  Thornburg,  secretary  of  our  Commission, 
observed  in  an  article  in  the  Advocate  there  was  a  time  when  the  book 
was  called  The  Doctrine  And  Discipline  of  The  Methodist  Church; 
then  we  omitted  the  word  Doctrine  from  the  title,  leaving  some  to 
suggest  that  United  Methodism  had  dropped  doctrine  out  of  life. 

And  yet  every  pastor,  possibly  every  layman,  has  encountered  the 
question,  "What  does  your  church  believe?"  The  answer  has  usually 
been:  "What  one  particular  United  Methodist  believes."  This  report 
will  make  it  possible  for  us  to  speak  with  some  assurance  of  emphases 
and  directions  which  we  hold  in  common.  I  would  confess  that  initially 
I  was  disappointed  we  were  not  going  to  try  our  hand  at  forming  a 
creed.  I  thought  this  would  be  a  valued  liturgical  asset,  as  well  as 
an  aid  in  our  teaching  ministry,  but  creed  suggests  unanimity  of 
thought,  and  once  they  are  produced  often  tend  to  discourage  further 
theological  inquiry. 

Some  of  us  would  feel  that  a  part  of  our  genius  is  the  richness  of 
our  doctrinal  diversity.  So  what  we  have  in  the  report  is  not  a 
theological  party  line  to  which  we  must  all  subscribe.  It  is  an  effort 
to  call  thoughtful  attention  to  sources  and  content  of  our  message. 
It  does  not  attempt  to  tell  us  what  to  say  or  preach.  It  does  provide 
guidelines  which  will  not  only  encourage  us  to  do  theological  thinking 
but  will  assist  us  in  our  evangelistic  outreach,  in  celebration  and  wor- 
ship, in  our  nurturing  responsibility  and  in  meaningful  social  applica- 
tion. Now  not  every  idea  has  been  expressed  in  the  way  I  would 
prefer,  and  there  are  times  when  we  admit  that  the  document  looks 
as  though  it  wei-e  put  together  by  a  committee.  And  yet  I  think  as 
you  read  it  you'll  discover  that  there  are  passages  and  sections  where 
it  literally  sings.  Throughout  the  language  is  reasonably  non-technical, 
for  the  Commission  always  labored  with  the  needs  of  the  local  church 
in  view. 

It's  for  these  reasons,  as  a  pastor,  that  I  urge  us  not  only  to  receive 
the  report,  but  I  hope  we  will  take  the  document  home  and  use  it 
in  the  further  renewal  of  our  parish  life.  Thank  you. 

Bishop  William  R.  Cannon  (Raleigh  Area)  :  A  prominent  lay  mem- 
ber of  this  Conference  said  to  me  about  the  report  we  are  now  con- 
sidering, "The  first  and  second  sections  on  our  doctrinal  history  and 
on  the  formularies  of  the  faith  are  all  right,  but  I'm  not  sure  about 
Section  III.  It  seems  to  contradict  Section  I  and  to  contravene  Section 
II.  It  looks  like  you're  asking  us  to  do  over  again  what  our  fathers 
have  already  done  so  well  for  us." 

In  one  sense  we  are  asking  our  people  to  do  just  that.  Theology 
is  no  more  than  a  museum  of  old  treasures  unless  it  is  rethought,  re- 
stated and  reapplied  by  every  new  generation.  The  revelation  of  God 
to  man,  the  divine  content  of  faith,  is  contained  only  in  the  Scripture: 


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the  mighty  acts  of  God  himself  in  behalf  of  his  people  and  the  direc- 
tives of  God  spoken  by  prophets  and  apostles  and  personified  perfectly 
in  the  life,  death  and  the  resurrection  of  Jesus  Christ — the  Word 
made  flesh  that  dwelt  among  us. 

Theology,  on  the  other  hand,  is  a  science  that  we  as  receptive 
human  beings  construct  out  of  our  thought  on  and  interpretation  of 
the  data  of  revelation.  We  receive  these  data,  like  everything  else, 
through  experience.  What  we  receive  we  test  by  observing  the  effec- 
tiveness of  our  beliefs  on  our  own  lives  and  the  inspiration  and  em- 
powerment they  afford  us  in  making  the  gospel  real  to  other  people. 

I  see  a  lot  of  my  classmates  in  seminary  at  Yale  University  a  long 
time  ago  as  delegates  here.  They  will  remember  our  old  professor  of 
theology,  how  he  put  the  matter  succinctly  when  he  said  a  man  has  a 
right  to  believe  what  he  must  in  order  to  live  as  he  ought.  A  man 
has  to  do  that  in  every  age  in  which  he  lives;  therefore.  Section  III 
is  different  from  Sections  I  and  II  in  this  report,  but  it  is  neither  a 
denial  of  our  history  nor  a  repudiation  of  our  confession.  Rather  it 
is  an  appreciation  and  grateful  affirmation  of  both,  and  an  invitation 
to  our  people  to  theologize  as  a  church  in  this  age  as  our  fathers 
theologized  so  well  in  theirs. 

We've  sought  to  discriminate  the  basic  principles  which  they  em- 
ployed and  which  are  still  essential  and  operative  if  we  are  to  succeed 
in  our  efforts  now.  Whatever  we  do  in  the  way  of  theological  con- 
struction and  doctrinal  interpretation  must  be  rooted  and  grounded 
in  Scripture,  must  be  capable  of  confirmation  and  experience,  and 
must  commend  itself  to  reason — that  is,  to  good  hard  common  sense. 
It's  apt  to  be  true  if  it  works — I've  never  been  averse  to  pragmatism 
— if  it  works;  that  is,  if  it's  preachable,  if  lives  are  transformed 
through  its  proclamation  and  the  world  is  improved  by  its  message. 
A  theology  that  you  can't  use  in  preaching  is  spurious.  I  am  glad  that 
the  report  of  this  Commission  comes  early  on  the  agenda.  I  hope  that 
it  will  be  adopted  after  study.  I  hope  that  you,  as  you  read  it,  will 
use  its  guidelines  as  we  assess  other  reports;  for  example,  that  of 
the  Commission  on  the  Social  Creed.  Theology  is  the  tutor  of  ethics, 
and  Christian  morality  always  and  invariably  is  the  expression  in 
personal  behaviour  and  social  action  of  the  Christian  faith.  If  our 
concept  of  God  and  our  relationship  to  Him  is  inadequate,  then 
what  we  do  will  be  less  than  what  we  ought  to  do.  It's  not  enough,  as 
St.  Augustine  said,  to  know  from  what  things  to  refrain  our  love, 
but  we  must  know  as  well  where  to  bestow  it.  And  this  knowledge 
is  the  gift  of  faith. 

On  behalf  of  the  Commission,  Dr.  Outler  moved  that  the 
report  remain  before  the  Conference  for  consideration  and 
action  at  a  time  to  be  designated  by  the  Agenda  Committee. 
The  motion  was  approved. 

Prayer  Concerning  the  War  in  Vietnam 

E.  Paul  linger  (Central  Illinois)  stated  that  the  Youth 
Delegation  Caucus,  the  Youth  Caucus  and  the  Seminarian 
Caucus  were  asking  the  Conference  to  join  in  a  prayer  con- 
cerning the  war  in  Vietnam.  The  Chair  asked  if  the  Con- 
ference would  grant  the  request,  and  it  was  voted  that  it 
be  done. 

E.  Paul  Unger:  We  confess.  Oh  Lord,  our  continuing  concern  over 
a  continuing  war  that  has  made  us  weary.  We  know,  Oh  Lord,  the 


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judgment  that  is  in  that  war  against  us  and  against  the  nations 
who  resort  to  the  force  of  arms  in  the  settlement  of  differences. 
We  just  pray,  Oh  Lord,  that  you  would  help  our  leaders  and  the 
leaders  of  other  countries  involved  in  struggles  such  as  these,  but 
particularly  our  own  leaders,  to  understand  that  there  must  be  other 
ways  than  war  to  strive  for  the  issue  of  peace,  through  Jesus  Christ 
our  Lord.  Amen. 

The  Conference  was  in  recess  for  fifteen  minutes. 

Social  Principles  Study  Commission  (see  page  1932) 

The  Chair  recognized  Melvin  G.  Talbert  (Southern  Cali- 
fornia-Arizona) for  the  presentation  of  the  report.  Mr. 
Talbert  indicated  that  he  would  make  a  statement  concern- 
ing the  report,  followed  by  a  presentation  by  the  chairman 
of  the  Commission,  Bishop  James  S.  Thomas,  Iowa  Area. 
There  would  then  be  a  motion  of  reference. 

Melvin  Talbert:  A  book  that  most  of  us  are  familiar  with  is 
a  book  entitled  Future  Shock  by  Alvin  Toffler,  and  as  we  read  that 
book  we  discover  that  it  reveals  to  us  the  possible  results  of  mankind, 
if  he  is  not  capable  of  adjusting  to  the  rapid  changes  that  are  in- 
evitable. This  document  that  we  have  written  has  a  positive  and 
forward  thrust  which  propels  us  into  the  future  with  a  sense  of 
excitement  and  optimism.  As  we  act  upon  this  document,  and  we 
will  be  doing  that  at  a  later  point  in  this  General  Conference,  we 
need  to  be  reminded  of  the  fact  that  the  Word  did  become  flesh 
and  dwell  among  us. 

This  document  is  designed  to  challenge  our  church,  you,  me  and 
all  United  Methodists,  to  become  the  living  manifestation  of  that 
Word  which  was  and  is  expressed  in  the  life  and  ministry  of  Jesus 
Christ.  To  this  end  we  have  dealt  with  unpopular  and  controversial 
issues,  but  to  have  done  less  we  would  have  failed  in  our  efforts  to 
faithfully  respond  to  the  task  set  before  us  by  the  1968  General 
Conference,  and  we  would  have  failed  to  respond  to  the  call  of  God 
for  our  lives.  In  his  book  Where  Do  We  Go  From  Here,  Chapter  6, 
entitled  "The  World  House,"  the  late  Dr.  Martin  Luther  King  made 
this  statement,  and  I  quote:  "Some  years  ago  a  famous  novelist 
died.  Among  his  papers  were  found  a  list  of  suggested  plots  for 
future  stories.  The  most  prominently  underscored  being  this  one, 
'A  Widely  Separated  Family  Inherited  a  House  in  Which  They 
Have  To  Live  Together.'  "  The  theme  for  our  document  is  community. 
Now  this  concept  became  an  exciting  one  for  us.  When  we  recognize 
that  it  is  within  the  various  communities  that  we  find  ourselves, 
we  are  challenged  to  work  out  of  our  existence.  We  may  describe 
these  as  natural  communities,  or  human  communities.  So  we  have 
come  here  today  excited  about  the  possibilities  for  this  document 
in  our  church. 

We  believe  it  can  and  would  be  one  instrument  through  which  we 
can  speak  to  our  constituency  and  to  all  persons  of  faith,  challenging 
them  to  become  faithful  and  committed  servants  in  both  word  and 
deed.  And  so,  we  commit  this  report  to  you  with  the  hope  that  you 
will  adopt  it  following  consideration  by  the  Legislative  Committee  on 
Christian  Social  Concerns. 

Bishop  James  S.  Thomas 

Mr.  Talbert  introduced  Bishop  Thomas,  the  chairman  of 
the  Social  Principles  Study  Commission.   Bishop  Thomas 


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introduced  the  other  members  of  the  Commission,  He  re- 
viewed the  mandate  given  the  Commission  by  the  1968 
General  Conference  and  the  progress  of  its  work  during  the 
quadrennium.  He  commented  on  the  diversity  reflected  in 
the  membership  of  the  Commission  and  the  strength  this 
has  added  to  its  deliberations.  He  stated  that  when  the  re- 
port comes  to  the  Conference  for  final  action,  two  additional 
materials  would  be  with  it,  one  being  a  "Liturgy  of  Social 
Witness,"  prepared  by  Richard  D.  Tholin  (Northern  Hli- 
nois),  and  the  other  an  "Aflfirmation  of  Social  Action"  by 
J.  Elliott  Corbett  (Staff,  General  Board  of  Christian  Social 
Concerns). 

Bishop  Thomas:  I  would  want  to  refer  quite  briefly  and  pointedly 
to  some  of  the  major  things  that  must  be  done  with  whatever  we 
adopt  as  the  official  statement  of  this  Conference. 

1.  In  the  present  Book  of  Discipline,  section  4  of  Paragraph  96, 
the  following  is  stated:  Our  Mandate:  Read,  Study,  Apply — We 
recommend  that  this  Social  Creed  be  presented  to  our  congregations 
orally  or  in  printed  form  at  least  once  a  year  and  that  frequent 
reference  be  made  to  it.  Every  local  church  shall  encourage  the 
study  of  the  Social  Creed  and  seek  to  apply  its  principles." 

Our  Commission  regards  this  as  a  highly  significant  mandate  that 
might  well  be  appended  to  the  official  Statement  of  Social  Principles 
that  will  be  adopted  by  the  1972  General  Conference.  However,  our 
Commission  strongly  believes  that  the  mandate  should  be  extended 
in  ways  which  this  General  Conference  will  certainly  decide.  We 
recommend  that  the  Social  Principles  that  are  adopted  here  be  com- 
mended to  the  general  boards  and  agencies  as  well  as  being  read  in 
the  local  churches,  that  the  Social  Principles  be  commended  for  study 
and  reading  and  careful  implementation  to  local  churches,  as  well 
as  to  Annual  Conferences,  to  investment  committees,  as  well  as  to 
personal  individual  lives.  Our  recommendation  is  an  attempt  to  have 
the  Social  Principles  find  their  way  into  the  lifestream  of  the  church. 

No  one  needs  to  make  a  statement  as  to  how  badly  we  need  new 
texts,  both  theologically,  ethically  and  from  the  standpoint  of  resolu- 
tion. But  both  you  and  I  know  that  this  is  not  the  area  of  crucial 
failure.  It  is  the  acting  out  of  the  gospel,  after  articulation,  the 
being  and  the  doing  of  the  gospel  for  which  the  world  now  dies. 
And  it  is  our  hope  that  these  Social  Principles  will  find  their  way 
into  the  lifestream,  the  behavior,  the  habits,  the  motivations,  the 
structures  of  society  in  such  a  way  that  our  church  might  become 
a  power  for  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ  in  1972  and  the  years  following. 
Now,  while  we  know  that  in  a  statement  of  this  type  we'll  always 
face  differences  in  point  of  view,  we  believe  that  the  urgency  of 
social  issues  and  the  desperate  state  of  the  world  demands  some 
clear  word  from  United  Methodists. 

Our  recommendation,  this  Statement  of  Social  Principles,  is  not 
an  attempt  simply  to  speak  the  world's  language,  but  it  is  clearly 
an  attempt  to  give  clear  meaning  to  the  crucial  areas  in  which  human 
beings  struggle  and  sometimes  die.  It  is  an  attempt  to  speak  the 
word  of  the  gospel  to  a  secular  generation  without  ourselves  for- 
getting the  mandate  which  we  have  from  the  Lord  of  all  the  earth. 

2.  Believing  that  the  present  widespread  search  for  new  ways  of 
worshipping  God  is  a  great  opportunity  for  the  church,  we  are 
presenting  two  suggested  worship  forms  of  the  Social  Principles, 
not  for  your  adoption,  you  being  quite  able  to  adopt  these  to  your 


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uses  as  you  see  fit.  These,  we  hope,  will  be  upon  your  table  when 
this  report  comes  back  from  Committee,  and  we  hope  you  will  find 
ready  use  in  worship  for  these  ancillary  materials. 

3.  It  is  inevitable  that  many  will  wonder  why  specific  issues  were 
not  given  more  extensive  treatment.  This  must  not  be  seen  as  lack 
of  interest  or  emphasis.  The  Commission  defined  its  task  as  that  of 
setting  forth  principles  general  enough  to  be  the  basis  of  more  specific 
resolutions,  yet  specific  enough  to  leave  no  doubt  as  to  the  subject 
under  consideration.  A  statement  of  social  principles  is  not  a  long 
commentary  on  sixty-nine  issues.  In  our  review  it  is  the  basis  on  which 
we  might  frame  our  thinking  and  from  which  our  specific  resolutions 
might  be  taken,  and  we  have  assumed  that  the  Book  of  Resolutions 
which  came  to  us  after  the  1968  General  Conference  will  also  be 
coming  to  us,  after  the  1972  General  Conference. 

I  think  you  readily  recognize  the  problem.  If  the  Commission  had 
attempted  all  the  elaborations  they  desired  to  do,  on  such  subjects 
as  drugs  and  war,  it  would  be  presenting  a  document  that  would  be 
at  least  three  times  as  long  as  the  present  document.  One  of  our 
major  difficulties  was  the  attempt  to  make  this  document  short 
enough,  yet  comprehensive  enough  to  be  usable,  and  this  we  have 
sought  faithfully  to  do.  Instead  of  such  a  lengthy  document,  the 
Commission  sought  to  speak  as  clearly  as  we  could  to  certain  areas 
of  life  that  are  crucial  in  the  1970's. 

Just  a  quick  example  of  how  this  approach  might  be  helpful  at 
this  point:  In  section  C  of  the  former  Methodist  Creed,  two  para- 
graphs are  given  to  crime  and  rehabilitation.  They  were  honored 
paragraphs  serving  their  day  and  generation  quite  well.  However, 
when  our  Commission  studied  this  area,  it  became  necessary  to  consid- 
er, not  only  crime,  but  the  prison  system,  as  last  September's  Attica 
all  too  graphically  underlined.  Not  only  deviant  crime,  but  the  ease 
with  which  some  are  arrested,  if  they  are  poor  and  unconventional, 
and  the  similar  ease  by  whch  some  escape  harass — not  simply  crude 
crime,  but  respectable  crime  must  be  the  concern  of  our  church.  In 
a  word,  the  crucial  issue  surrounding  the  administration  of  justice 
required  a  broader  interpretation  of  our  work,  and  this  we  sought 
to  do. 

Also,  in  the  former  EUB  Social  Concerns,  three  paragraphs  were 
given  to  racial  and  cultural  relations.  Again,  they  served  their  day 
and  generation  well.  Given  the  times  in  which  we  live,  your  Com- 
mission considered  it  important  to  speak  specifically  concerning  the 
rights  of  women,  the  rights  of  our  youth,  the  rights  of  ethnic  minori- 
ties, the  rights  of  children,  and  we  received  numerous  suggestions  to 
speak  about  the  rights  of  men. 

With  this  background  of  our  nature,  work  and  procedure,  it  is 
now  my  privilege,  Mr.  Chairman,  to  offer  this  entire  report  of  the 
Social  Principles  Commission  and  respectfully  and  carefully  commend 
it  to  your  most  careful  attention.  And  may  the  good  God  guide  all 
of  us  to  be  the  pilgrim  church,  improving  it  upward,  not  downward — 
outward,  not  inward,  with  an  all-inclusive  reach  toward  the  people 
of  God  for  whom  Christ  died. 

Referral  of  the  Report 

Melvin  G.  Talbert  moved  that  the  report  be  referred  to 
the  Legislative  Committee  on  Christian  Social  Concerns. 
Carroll  H.  Long  (Holston)  raised  a  point  of  order  that  the 
motion  to  refer  to  a  specific  committee  v^as  not  in  accor- 
dance with  the  regular  rules  of  the  Conference.  The  Chair 
stated  that  the  Conference  had  the  right  either  to  send  the 


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report  to  the  Committee  on  Reference  for  referral  or  to 
specify  legislative  committees  to  which  it  should  be  referred. 
Ted  I.  Richardson  (Southwest  Texas)  moved  as  a  sub- 
stitute that  the  report  be  sent  to  the  Committee  on  Refer- 
ence for  referral.  Mr.  Talbert  accepted  the  substitute  on 
behalf  of  the  Commission.  The  Chair  called  for  the  vote, 
and  the  report  was  referred. 

Interpreter  for  Delegates  from  Zaire 

The  Chair  stated  that  there  had  been  a  request  for  per- 
mission to  seat  an  interpreter  with  the  delegates  from 
Zaire  to  facilitate  their  participation  in  the  Conference.  It 
was  moved,  seconded  and  voted  that  such  permission  be 
granted. 

Commission  to  Study  the  Ministry  (see  page  1711) 

The  Chair  recognized  Bishop  D.  Frederick  Wertz,  West 
Virginia  Area,  chairman  of  the  Commission  to  Study  the 
Ministry.  Bishop  Wertz  stated  that  he  would  make  a  state- 
ment introducing  the  report,  that  there  would  be  additional 
statements  by  Gene  E.  Sease  (Western  Pennsylvania)  and 
Jack  M.  Tuell  (Pacific  Northwest),  and  that  the  presenta- 
tion would  then  be  concluded  with  a  motion  of  reference. 

Bishop  Wertz  stated  that  a  review  of  the  history  of  both 
the  Methodist  and  Evangelical  United  Brethren  Churches 
evidenced  a  continuing  interest  in  the  study  of  the  ministry 
of  the  church.  He  reviewed  the  specific  mandate  given  this 
Commission  by  the  1968  General  Conference.  Members  and 
consultants  of  the  Commission  were  introduced. 

Bishop  Wertz:  Now  I  should  like  to  make  seven  quick  observations 
about  the  vi'ork  of  this  commission.  The  first  is  that  we  attempted 
to  operate  from  the  theological  base  which  is  posited  within  the  Book 
of  the  Discipline  where  we  affirm  our  commitment  to  ministry  in 
the  Christian  church  which  is  derived  from  the  ministry  of  Christ, 
the  ministry  of  the  Father  through  the  incarnate  Son  by  the  Holy 
Spirit.  It  is  a  ministry  bestowed  upon  and  required  of  the  entire 
church.  But  the  Book  of  Discipline  goes  on  to  affirm  that  there  are 
persons  within  the  ministry  of  the  baptized  who  are  called  of  God 
and  set  apart  by  the  church  for  the  specialized  ministry  of  Word, 
Sacrament  and  order.  This  is  the  ordained  ministry  of  The  United 
Methodist  Church,  and  it  cherishes  its  origin  in  the  Christian  tradition 
and  in  the  Wesleyan  tradition  from  which  it  has  come. 

The  commission  believes  that  the  church  is  responsible  for  the 
selection  and  education  of  an  adequate  number  of  qualified  persons 
to  carry  out  its  ministry.  This  responsibility  begins  in  a  local  con- 
gregation and  is  shared  by  boards  of  ministry  and  church  administra- 
tors at  every  conference  level  and  by  the  church's  schools  of  theology; 
and  it  is  on  the  basis  of  this  understanding  of  and  commitment  to 
the  ministry  of  the  church  that  the  commission  proceeded  to  do  its 
work.  In  the  second  place,  I  want  to  call  your  attention  to  the  relation- 
ship which  exists  between  the   schools   of  theology   and   the   church. 


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Those  institutions  are  not  owned  or  controlled  by  the  church  at 
large ;  they  are  autonomous  institutions,  and  the  only  authority  which 
we  hold  over  them  is  the  authority  of  persuasion  and  the  authority 
which  accrues  to  that  body  responsible  for  the  distribution  of  the 
funds  by  which  those  institutions  are  supported.  It  is  important  to 
understand  that  as  you  consider  this  report  and  know  that  each 
Board  of  Directors  or  Board  of  Trustees  is  responsible  in  its  steward- 
ship for  the  affairs  of  its  institutions. 

In  the  third  place,  the  Commission  desires  to  commend  the  theologi- 
cal schools  of  the  church  for  the  significant  service  they  render  and 
for  the  quality  of  their  performance  as  it  is  evidenced  in  the  lives 
of  those  young  men  and  women  who  are  the  products  of  our  schools. 
You  have  every  reason  to  be  proud  of  the  schools  of  theology,  fourteen 
of  them,  which  are  presently  serving  the  ministerial  needs  of  The 
United  Methodist  Church. 

In  the  fourth  place,  we  would  like  to  observe  that  the  whole  question 
of  ministerial  manpower  needs  is  an  open  question  for  discussion. 
Projections  of  these  needs  vary  widely.  But  when  all  the  evidence  is 
in,  it  seems  to  us  as  though  the  need  for  ministerial  leadership  in  the 
life  of  the  church  over  the  next  ten  years  is  not  likely  to  vary 
substantially  from  what  it  is  today.  And  this  is  to  say  that  the 
capacity  of  our  present  schools  is  more  than  adequate  to  the  need 
which  the  church  shall  face  in  the  next  decade. 

In  the  fifth  place,  we  should  like  to  call  attention,  by  way  of 
observation,  to  the  question  of  the  stewardship  of  our  resources.  We 
are  hearing  a  great  deal  these  days  about  reordering  of  our  priorities. 
That  is  to  say,  the  financial  resources  that  are  available  to  the 
church  must  be  used  in  such  a  way  as  to  justify  the  stewardship 
which  has  been  committed  to  our  care.  .  .  . 

In  the  sixth  place,  by  way  of  observation,  the  Commission  would 
like  to  emphasize  the  need  for  varieties  of  theological  education 
experiences  in  a  church  like  The  United  Methodist  Church.  There 
is  no  one  carefully  prescribed  program  of  theological  education  which 
is  adequate  to  all  of  our  needs,  and  a  part  of  our  genius  is  to  be 
found  in  the  fact  that  there  are  varieties  of  opportunities  among 
us.  And  you  may  be  grateful  for  that. 

My  seventh  observation  is  simply  to  say  that  the  Commission  was 
extremely  sensitive  to  the  resources  of  the  church  in  theological 
education — the  resources  of  manpower,  represented  by  great  faculties 
spread  across  this  nation;  the  human  resources  that  are  represented 
in  the  student  bodies  enrolled  in  all  of  our  seminaries ;  and  in  what- 
ever is  done  to  affect  the  future  of  these  institutions.  We  need  to  be 
concerned  about  the  effects  of  those  decisions  upon  the  lives 
of  men  and  women  who  are  themselves  intimately  involved  in  the 
process.  We  are  aware,  likewise,  of  the  material  resources  available 
to  us,  and  we  believe  the  church  is  called  upon  to  use  those  resources 
in  responsible  ways. 

Theological  education  will  cost  more  in  the  days  to  come  than  it 
has  cost  in  the  past.  There  is  no  reason  for  us  to  believe  that  we 
can  support  the  kinds  of  schools  of  theology  this  church  needs  with 
fewer  dollars  tomorrow  than  we  spent  yesterday.  The  demands  for 
increasing  support  will  be  upon  us.  But  there  is  a  concomitant 
demand  that  we  be  good  stewards  in  the  use  of  those  resources,  so 
that  the  church  may  be  faithful  to  its  task. 

Gene  E.  Sease  (Western  Pennsylvania)  called  attention 
to  the  six  principles  for  the  future  of  theological  education 
presented  in  the  Commission's  report.  He  also  reviewed  the 


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five  recommendations  contained  in  the  Commission  report 
for  seminaries  in  specific  geographical  areas. 

Jack  M.  Tuell  (Pacific  Northwest)  called  attention  to 
the  Commission's  recommendations  on  continuing  educa- 
tion as  contained  in  the  report.  He  then  referred  the  Con- 
ference to  the  section  of  the  report  dealing  with  administra- 
tive structure  for  advancement  of  the  church's  ministry. 

Mr.  Tuell:  A  bit  of  history  here  is  in  order.  In  the  former  Methodist 
Church  the  predecessor  of  the  present  Boards  of  Ministry  of  the 
Annual  Conference  were  the  Boards  of  Ministerial  Training  and 
Qualifications.  That  board,  by  its  nature  and  by  its  name,  was  con- 
cerned primarily  with  the  matter  of  the  training,  the  education,  the 
qualifying  of  personnel  to  come  into  the  ministry  of  The  United 
Methodist  Church.  Therefore,  it  was  very  appropriate  that  at  the 
national  level  the  Department  of  the  Ministry  should  fall  within  the 
Division  of  Higher  Education.  However,  at  Dallas  in  1968  a  new 
development  came.  This  came  from  the  Evangelical  United  Brethren 
side  of  the  union  in  which  they  had  been  accustomed  to  a  Board  of 
the  Ministry  which  is  much  larger  in  its  scope  than  the  former 
Methodist  Board  of  Ministerial  Training  and  Qualifications. 

The  Board  of  Ministry  concept  sees  the  task  of  the  board  as  being 
concerned  with  the  total  life  of  the  ministry,  with  its  continuing 
education,  with  its  conservation,  with  its  sustenance,  with  ways  of 
seeking  to  make  that  ministry  the  most  valuable  and  the  most 
helpful  in  our  time.  Therefore,  the  scope  of  the  work  of  Conference 
Boards  of  the  Ministry,  Annual  Conference  Boards  of  the  Ministry, 
has  increased  tremendously  with  the  advent  of  this  concept  at  Dallas. 
It  began  to  seem  highly  incongruous  then  to  have  this  Board  of  the 
Ministry  at  the  conference  level,  which  has  such  a  broad  concern, 
have  as  its  national  counterpart  a  Department  of  the  Ministry  with- 
in a  Division  of  Higher  Education  within  the  Board  of  Education. 
Serious  consideration  was  given  to  the  idea  of  creating  at  the  national 
level  a  Board  of  the  Ministry.  However,  this  was  rejected  by  the 
Commission  ultimately  on  the  basis  that  the  tie  to  the  total  educa- 
tional thrust  and  emphasis  of  the  church  is  important,  and  therefore 
the  proposal  as  you  find  it  here  is  that  the  Department  of  the  Ministry 
become  the  Division  of  the  Ministry  within  the  Board  of  Education. 

Now  we  all  are  aware  that  the  total  structure  of  the  church  is 
"up  for  grabs,"  so  to  speak,  and  therefore,  exactly  what  total  struc- 
ture will  emerge  is  a  question  that  all  of  us  have.  However,  as  I 
understand  the  Structure  Study  Commission  Report,  the  status  of 
the  ministry  section  is  that  of  a  division.  We  believe  it  is  important 
to  the  continued  work  of  the  ordained  ministry  of  the  church  that 
this  particular  status  be  given  to  its  work  at  the  national  level. 
I  might  call  attention  to  the  fact  that  in  a  recent  nationwide  survey 
of  the  laity  concerning  what  they  felt  was  important  about  the  church 
one  of  the  first  things  they  have  mentioned,  time  and  time  again,  is 
the  necessity  of  providing  a  trained  ministry  for  the  church — trained 
leadership.  Therefore,  we  believe  that  this  change  in  national  church 
structure  is  important. 

Proposal  for  Continuing  Study  Commission 

Mr.  Tuell:  ...  In  conclusion,  we,  once  again,  want  to  reiterate 
that  the  Study  of  the  Ministry  within  our  church  is  a  continuing 
etudy  that  has  been  going  on  for  some  thirty  years  at  least.  We  feel 
that  it  is  essential  that  this  study  continue,  and  we  call  in  the  report 


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for  the  creation  of  a  continuing  Study  Commission  of  the  Ministry, 
and  you  will  notice  that  at  the  bottom  of  the  column  that  we  call 
upon  it  to  carry  out  three  special  tasks. 

First,  to  review  and  evaluate  the  progress  of  the  seminaries  in 
carrying  out  the  provisions  of  the  report  as  they  may  be  adopted 
by  this  General  Conference — you  remember  in  Dr.  Sease's  presenta- 
tion the  description  of  the  Task  Forces  in  the  various  areas  of  the 
countj-y  and  how  they  will  be  reporting  to  this  Commission  periodical- 
ly and  the  need  to  oversee  that  work. 

The  second  item  is  continuing  education,  its  growth  and  develop- 
ment. We  want  to  call  attention  to  the  tremendous  growing  need 
in  this  area  of  our  church's  life. 

The  third  area  is  that  of  special  appointments,  and  I  know  that 
all  of  you  who  are  on  Boards  of  Ministry  here,  I  am  certain  that 
all  of  the  bishops  and  superintendents  and  I  think  most  of  you  who 
are  here  who  are  acquainted  at  all  with  the  matter  of  special  appoint- 
ments of  ordained  ministers  know  that  this  area  is  one  which  at 
the  present  time  is  somewhat  in  the  condition  of  a  great  oblong 
blur  which  needs  desperately  study  and  clarification  as  to  the  nature 
of  the  ordaining  ministry  and  the  place  of  special  appointments 
within  that  ministry.  Therefore,  we  propose  that  this  subject  be 
one  of  the  three  emphases  for  The  Continuing  Study  Commission 
during  the  quadrennium  1972-76. 

Referral  of  Report 

On  behalf  of  the  Commission  Gene  E.  Sease  (Western 
Pennsylvania)  moved  that  the  report  be  referred  to  the 
Legislative  Committee  on  Clergy.  John  B.  Howes  (Central 
Pennsylvania)  asked  vi^hether  it  might  not  be  appropriate 
for  the  report  also  to  be  considered  by  the  Legislative  Com- 
mittee on  Education.  Bishop  Wertz  stated  that  the  Com- 
mission was  willing  to  follow  the  will  of  the  Conference. 
Mr.  Howes  moved  a  substitute  that  the  report  be  sent  to 
the  Committee  on  Reference  for  referral  to  the  appropriate 
legislative  committees.  The  substitute  was  accepted  on  be- 
half of  the  Commission,  and  the  motion  was  approved. 

Devotional  Addresses  and  Sermons 

Richard  Pittenger  (South  Dakota)  :  In  view  of  the  recommendation 
by  the  Commission  on  Entertainment  and  Program  to  delete  the 
Devotional  Addresses  and  Sermons  from  the  Daily  Christian  Advo- 
cate, I  move  that  such  sermons  and  addresses  be  made  available  in 
mimeographed  form,  at  cost,  to  those  desiring.  If  I  get  a  second, 
I  would  like  to  say  just  a  brief  word  about  it. 

Mr.  Pittenger  spoke  in  behalf  of  his  motion.  The  motion 
was  approved  and  referred  to  the  Commission  on  Entertain- 
ment and  Program  for  implementation. 

Interjurisdictional  Committee  on  Episcopacy 

Bishop  Hardin  announced  the  meeting  of  the  Interjuris- 
dictional Committee  on  Episcopacy  and  stated  that  the  con- 
venors for  their  respective  jurisdictions  would  be  Bishop 
Roy  Short  (Louisville  Area),  Bishop  Eugene  Frank  (Mis- 


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souri  Area) ,  Bishop  Lloyd  Wicke  (New  York  Area) ,  Bishop 
Thomas  Pryor  (Chicago  Area),  and  Bishop  Gerald  Kennedy 
(Los  Angeles  Area) . 

Announcements 

Announcements  were  given  by  the  Secretary-Designate, 
J.  B.  Holt. 

Closing  Prayer 

The  closing  prayer  was  given  by  Bishop  O.  Eugene  Slater, 
San  Antonio  Area. 


FOURTH  DAY,  WEDNESDAY,  APRIL  19,  1972 

MORNING  SESSION 
Opening— Bishop  Roy  C.  Nichols 

Pursuant  to  adjournment,  the  General  Conference  of  The 
United  Methodist  Church  convened  in  the  morning  session 
of  the  fourth  day,  Wednesday,  April  19,  1972,  at  8 :30  a.m. 
in  the  Civic  Center,  Atlanta,  Georgia,  vv^ith  Bishop  Roy  C. 
Nichols,  Pittsburgh  Area,  presiding. 

Devotions 

The  Conference  sang  Hymn  No.  72,  "All  Hail  the  Pov^^er 
of  Jesus'  Name,"  and  joined  in  a  litany  entitled  "A  Recol- 
lection of  Jesus."  John  14:1-7;  Acts  4:8-13;  and  I  Corin- 
thians 1 :20-24  vi^ere  read.  Bishop  Ralph  T.  Alton,  Wiscon- 
sin Area,  spoke  on  the  subject,  "Alv^ays  Remember  Jesus" 
(see  page  729).  Hymn  No.  173,  "0  Young  and  Fearless 
Prophet,"  v^as  sung. 

Choral  selections  v^ere  presented  by  the  choir  of  the  Mt. 
Zion  United  Methodist  Church,  Washington,  D.  C,  with 
Mrs.  Romaldo  de  Veau  as  organist/director. 

Committee  on  Agenda 

The  agenda  as  printed  in  the  Daily  Christian  Advocate 
was  presented  to  the  Conference  by  Edward  L.  Tidlis  (Ken- 
tucky) ,  vice-chairman  of  the  Committee  on  Agenda.  It  was 
adopted. 

Mayor  of  Atlanta — Sam  Massell 

Bishop  J.  Owen  Smith,  Atlanta  Area,  introduced  the 
mayor  of  Atlanta,  Sam  Massell,  to  the  Conference. 

Mr.  Massell:  Thank  you  very  much  and  good  morning  ladies  and 
gentlemen.  I  was  very  interested  when  the  bishop  in  his  introductory 
remarks  identified  me  as  one  of  our  own;  I  thought  he  was  about  to 
convert  me  there,  and  then  he  went  on  to  mention  that  I  was  a  native 
Atlantan  and  this  was  his  reference. 

I  have  been  reading  about  you.  As  mayors  go  I  am  considered  some- 
what of  a  controversial  figure ;  so  I  feel  right  at  home  this  morning. 
I  want  you  to  know  though  that  the  fact  that  I  am  four  or  five 
days  late  in  welcoming  you  had  nothing  to  do  with  the  advance 
publicity  on  this  convention.  It  was  difficult  for  me  to  make  arrange- 
ments to  be  here  on  the  earlier  meetings  although  I  was  invited  to 
do  so,  and  the  Reverend  Bevel  Jones  just  wouldn't  take  no  for  an 
answer ;  and  we  kept  working  for  a  calendar  that  would  fit  your  busy 
schedule  and  mine;  so  it  is  my  pleasure  that  I  am  able  to  be  here 
this  morning  for  one  purpose,  and  one  purpose  alone,  and  that  is  to 
welcome  you  and  make  you  realize  that  indeed  we  are  very  pleased 
and  happy  to  have  you  in  our  city. 

I  say  that  in  spite  of  the  fact  that  I  feel  like  fussing  a  bit  when  I 
understand  that  you  are  approaching  100  years  of  age  and  this  is  the 

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first  time  you  have  met  in  our  city,  and  this  is  hard  to  understand. 
I  think  now  that  you  have  been  here,  you  will  agree  with  me  that  this 
is  a  place  which  lends  itself  to  conferences  such  as  this.  Bringing 
people  together  from  all  over  the  world,  people  with  different  philos- 
ophies from  different  racial  backgrounds  and  all  of  the  thinking  and 
input  that  comes  into  a  place  like  this,  makes  us  very  proud  because 
it  does  more  in  this  building.  You  know  the  deliberations  that  can 
be  developed  here  and  the  thoughts  that  can  be  brought  together  can 
mean  so  much  to  man.  For  it  to  happen  in  our  city  makes  us  very 
proud.  I  know  you  are  here  for  serious  deliberations,  but  I  hope  that 
you  will  have  some  time  from  your  very  busy  schedule  to  move  about 
the  city  and  get  to  know  us  a  bit.  We  have  got  a  very  exciting  place 
here.  You  will  find  a  lot  of  new  development  in  every  direction;  not 
the  least  of  course  is  a  new  $17  million  multi-purpose  coliseum  which 
is  being  developed  at  no  expense  to  the  taxpayer,  probably  unequalled 
in  financial  negotiations  anywhere  in  this  country.  As  you  move  about 
the  city  you  will  see  a  bus  system  providing  public  transportation 
at  a  15-cent  fare,  this  having  been  voted  in  by  the  people  of  this 
region  of  Fulton  and  DeKalb  Counties  by  self-taxation  of  a  one 
percent  sales  tax  in  order  to  bring  down  the  fare  from  forty  cents 
and  a  nickel  to  15  cents— forty  cents  and  a  five  cents  transfer  to 
15  cents  so  that  those  who  need  public  transportation  the  most  can 
afford  public  transportation. 

You're  in  a  city  which  is  providing  real  mobility  to  its  community, 
and  you  probably  came  into  our  airport,  a  facility  we  call  'a  new 
airport'  because  that  terminal  was  just  completed  about  eleven  years 
ago;  and  right  now  we  are  spending  $110,000,000  there  just  to  sort 
of  keep  up  with  today's  needs  while  we  are  looking  around  for  a  loca- 
tion for  a  second  airport.  And  this  is  your  airport,  that  is  for  many 
of  you,  because  it  surely  serves  this  entire  region.  It  has  an  impact 
economically  on  much  of  this  country.  It  is  the  third  busiest  airport 
in  the  United  States.  It  is  the  number  one  interchange  airport  in 
the  whole  world.  In  fact,  they  tell  me,  when  you  die,  if  you  go  to 
heaven,  you'll  change  planes  in  our  airport. 

As  you  move  about  in  the  downtown  area,  right  in  the  heart  of 
the  city  you'll  see  a  block  with  their  signs  in  the  window  where 
the  buildings  are  coming  down.  An  anonymous  donor  gave  us  over 
$9,000,000  with  which  to  purchase  this  block  for  the  purpose  of 
building  a  downtown  park,  and  that  tells  you  something  about  the 
people  in  this  city  and  the  faith  and  the  confidence  they  have  in  them- 
selves and  in  the  future. 

And  in  this  city,  despite  all  of  its  successes,  we  also  have  our 
problems,  just  like  you  do  in  yours.  We  too  felt  the  growth  in  crime 
over  recent  months,  and  for  that  matter,  the  last  two  or  three  years. 
This  was  bringing  fear  to  the  streets  of  American  cities;  and  so 
this  city  moved  in  overnight,  increased  the  size  of  the  police  force 
by  33%,  and  increased  salaries  by  22%,  with  another  8%  on  top  of 
that  as  a  college  incentive,  and  added  the  sophisticated  equipment, 
like  the  helicopters  and  the  computers,  put  in  psychological  testing, 
and  properly  assigned  men  to  the  job  they  can  handle.  And,  I  guess 
what  I'm  trying  to  tell  you,  that  you  are  in  a  place  which  is  very 
healthy.  This  is  one  of  the  success  cities  in  America,  and  I'm  proud 
of  it. 

I've  only  been  mayor  for  a  short  period  of  time,  and  I'm  leaning 
on  the  foundation  developed  by  my  predecessors  down  through  the 
years.  I  have  a  great  deal  of  faith  and  confidence  in  these  people  of 
Atlanta  and  its  future,  and  so  it's  a  veiy  exciting  position  for  me, 
and  you  can't  blame  me  for  wanting  to  tell  you  about  it. 

But  in  addition  to  this  physical  responsibility  in  growth  and  pros- 
perity, I'm  proud  to  say  our  city  is  also  morally  healthy,  and  it  is  a 


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city  that  really  believes  most  sincerely  in  the  digfnity  of  mankind. 
A  city  where  the  mayor  spends  as  much  of  his  time  on  human  rela- 
tions problems  as  he  does  on  all  other  problems  put  together.  Not 
that  problems  are  that  big,  but  that  the  risk  is  that  big,  and  that 
behooves  the  mayor  of  any  growing  city  to  be  ahead  of  those  prob- 
lems. 

This  is  the  reason  we  have  one  of  the  most  active  Community  Rela- 
tions Commissions  in  the  country.  This  is  the  reason  that  we  meet 
with  blacks  and  whites  together,  we  meet  with  the  hippies  and  the 
senior  citizens  together,  we  meet  with  the  college  community  and  any 
other  group  that  has  a  different  outlook  from  a  man  across  the  table, 
to  bring  them  together  to  show  that  in  fact  they  have  many  similar 
outlooks.  But  I  am  not  here  to  give  a  speech  this  morning,  though 
I  would  surely  love  to,  because  this  is  such  a  distinguished  audience 
that  I  would  like  to  participate  in  some  way.  But  this  morning  my 
opportunity  is  that  of  welcoming  you.  We  are  very  pleased,  as  I  said, 
to  have  you  here.  We  are  available  by  telephone  through  your  local 
delegates  from  Atlanta,  or  just  by  walking  into  City  Hall,  for  any- 
thing you  need  during  your  stay. 

I  would  point  out  that  we  have  some  very  excellent  shops,  we  have 
very  good  restaurants  and  some  good  entertainment.  The  Convention 
Bureau  tells  me  the  average  visitor  to  Atlanta  spends  $48.33  per 
day,  and  we  would  like  for  you  to  do  your  part.  Ours  is  a  city  that, 
as  the  Bishop  explained,  takes  itself  seriously  but  also  wants  to  enjoy 
life.  Ours  is  a  city  that  has  approximately  850  churches  and  syna- 
gogues representing  some  43  denominations,  with  a  total  membership 
estimated  at  750,000.  We  take  our  church  life  seriously.  We  are  very 
pleased  and  very  proud  to  have  you  here.  We  hope  you  don't  wait 
another  80  or  90  years  to  come  back,  we  hope  you  come  back  soon 
and  often,  both  as  a  convention  and  as  individuals.  Thank  you  very 
much. 

Committee  on  Journal 

George  R.  Akers  (Wyoming)  reported  that  the  Commit- 
tee on  Journal  had  examined  the  journal  for  the  previous 
day's  session  and  found  it  in  order.  The  report  was  received. 

Committee  on  Presiding  Officers 

Jack  M.  Tuell  (Pacific  Northwest)  :  Mr.  Chairman,  members  of 
the  Conference,  the  Committee  on  Presiding  Officers  is  pleased  to 
announce  that  presiding  at  this  evening's  session  will  be  Bishop  Eric 
A.  Mitchell  of  the  Hyderabad  Area  and  presiding  at  tomorrow's  ses- 
sion will  be  Bishop  D.  Frederick  Wertz  of  the  West  Virginia  Area. 

Committee  on  Credentials 

W.  T.  Handy,  Jr.  (Louisiana),  chairman  of  the  Commit- 
tee on  Credentials,  stated  that  the  committee  had  examined 
and  approved  the  changes  made  in  the  seating  of  delegates 
as  reported  by  the  chairmen  of  the  Annual  Conference  del- 
egations for  the  morning  session,  April  18,  1972.  The  report 
was  adopted. 

Request  for  Judicial  Council  Ruling 

Mr.  Handy  outlined  the  situation  with  regard  to  two  per- 
sons who  had  been  elected  as  delegates  to  the  General  Con- 


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ference  by  their  Annual  Conferences  when  they  were  20 
years  of  age,  but  had  reached  the  age  of  21  before  the 
General  Conference  convened.  Subsequent  to  the  time  of 
their  election  the  Judicial  Council  had  ruled  that  lay  dele- 
gates to  General  or  Jurisdictional  Conferences  must  be  21 
years  of  age  at  the  time  of  their  election.  These  two  persons, 
Edith  Spurr  (Southern  New  England)  and  William  Otwell 
(Southern  California- Arizona),  having  been  denied  a  seat 
in  the  Conference,  had  appeared  before  the  Committee  on 
Credentials.  Mr.  Handy  moved  that  the  case  of  the  eligibility 
of  these  two  persons  be  referred  to  the  Judicial  Council  for 
a  ruling  to  decide  if  the  General  Conference  has  a  right  to 
officially  seat  these  and  similarly  situated  persons  as  duly 
elected  delegates.  The  motion  was  adopted. 

Richard  0.  Johnson  (California-Nevada)  moved  that  the 
General  Conference  request  the  Judicial  Council  to  recon- 
sider Decision  No.  346.  The  motion  was  adopted. 

Committee  on  Courtesies  and  Privileges 

Mrs.  Alvirita  Little  (Pacific  Northwest)  :  Mr.  Chairman,  Council 
of  Bishops,  Members  of  the  General  Conference.  I  bring  you  greet- 
ings this  morning  and  I  read:  "Greatly  regret  unable  being  with  you. 
Present  in  prayer.  God  bless  you  richly."  And  this  is  from  the 
Cuban  Methodist  Church  signed  by  Bishop  Armando  Rodriguez. 

Mrs.  Little  moved  that  the  Conference  respond  to  the 
message.  The  motion  was  adopted. 

World  Methodist  Night 

/.  Otis  Young  (West  Ohio)  made  an  announcement  re- 
garding preparation  for  participants  in  the  World  Method- 
ist Night  program.  Norman  L.  Coyiard  (General  Confer- 
ence Business  Manager)  announced  the  plan  to  be  followed 
in  the  seating  of  delegates  and  visitors  for  the  World  Meth- 
odist Night  program. 

Commission  on  Entertainment  and  Program 

A.  G.  Jefferson  (Virginia)  introduced  and  presented  to 
the  Conference  the  members  of  the  Commission  on  Enter- 
tainment and  Program. 

Pilgrimages  to  Grave  of  Martin  Luther  King,  Jr. 

Edivard  G.  Carroll  (Baltimore)  moved  that  the  Commis- 
sion on  Entertainment  and  Program  arrange  with  the  local 
committee  for  the  availability  of  transportation  for  periodic 
pilgrimages  from  the  auditorium  to  the  site  of  the  grave  of 
Martin  Luther  King,  Jr.  The  motion  was  adopted. 


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Question  Regarding  Judicial  Council  Referral 

Paid  J.  Beeman  (Pacific  Northwest)  asked  for  the  floor 
for  the  purpose  of  asking  a  question  regarding  the  matter 
of  delegate  seating  which  the  Conference  had  referred  to 
the  Judicial  Council.  The  Chair  ruled  him  out  of  order. 

Commission  on  Worship   (see  page  2073) 

Bishop  Lance  Webb  (Illinois  Area),  chairman  of  the 
Commission  on  Worship,  introduced  the  executive  secretary 
of  the  Commission,  Hoyt  L.  Hickman,  and  presented  a  re- 
port brochure  summarizing  the  Commission's  work.  He  ex- 
pressed appreciation  for  the  assistance  given  by  the  Boards 
of  Evangelism  and  Education  and  by  The  United  Methodist 
Publishing  House. 

Bishop  Webb  presented  a  new  songbook,  Ventures  in 
Song,  produced  by  the  Commission  and  introduced  its 
editor,  David  J.  Randolph,  Jr.  (Staff,  General  Board  of 
Evangelism).  Mr.  Randolvh  made  a  statement  about  the 
preparation  and  contents  of  the  songbook,  expressing  the 
hope  that  it  would  not  only  be  useful  as  a  hymnal  or  song- 
book, but  also  that  it  would  stimulate  new  music  in  the 
church.  He  said  that  Ventures  in  Song  should  be  perceived 
as  a  statement  of  faith  and  a  theological  affirmation,  since 
theology  was  coming  to  be  understood  as  something  which 
is  not  only  to  be  stated,  but  which  must  also  be  lived,  sung, 
and  danced.  Bishop  Webb  announced  the  time  and  place  for 
a  liturgical  celebration  at  which  Ventures  in  Song  would  be 
dedicated  and  presented  to  the  church. 

Carlton  R.  Yotmg  (East  Ohio)  led  the  Conference  in  sing- 
ing the  hymn,  "They'll  Know  We  Are  Christians  By  Our 
Love." 

Presentation  of  New  President,  Council  of  Bishops 

Bishop  Paul  Hardin,  Columbia  Area,  was  granted  the 
privilege  of  the  floor  for  the  purpose  of  presenting  to  the 
Conference  the  new  president  of  the  Council  of  Bishops, 
Bishop  O.  Eugene  Slater,  San  Antonio  Area. 

Bishop  O.  Eugene  Slater:  Mr.  Chairman,  Bishop  Hardin,  and  dear 
Christian  friends.  The  mood  of  my  soul  at  this  moment  is  a  mood 
of  gratitude.  I'm  grateful  to  God  who  brought  me  into  being  and 
who  has  sustained  me  across  these  years.  I'm  grateful  for  a  great 
crowd  of  witnesses  surrounding  us  on  this  occasion.  Those  witnesses 
are  symbolized  by  these  two  emblems  that  I  hold  in  my  hand,  which 
Bishop  Hardin  has  just  given  me.  I  am  grateful  for  the  present 
generation  of  the  people  of  God,  the  people  who  constitute  the  church, 
of  which  we  are  a  part,  and  the  church  universal.  I  am  grateful 
to  the  Council  of  Bishops  and  the  confidence  expressed  in  me  by 
bringing  me  into  this  presidency  of  the  Council.  I  am  grateful  to  my 
beloved  and  distinguished  predecessor,  Bishop  Paul  Hardin,  who  has 
guided  us  so  wisely  and  widely  across  the  days  of  this  past  year, 


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and  I  hope  that  as  he  transmits  to  me  these  tools  of  our  office,  that 
he  will  also  give  me  some  of  the  skill  and  grace  with  which  he  has 
presided  over  our  body. 

I  feel  a  very  deep  sense  of  inadequacy  as  I  come  to  this  respon- 
sibility, but  I  remember  an  old  promise  contained  in  the  Scripture, 
"As  thy  days,  so  shall  thy  strength  be."  And  I  claim  the  fulfillment 
of  that  promise,  as  I  undertake  the  responsibilities  that  my  fellow 
bishops  have  given  to  me.  Here  and  now,  I  commit  myself  anew  to 
Christ  and  to  the  church  of  which  we  are  all  a  part,  and  I  pray 
that  I  shall  be  a  faithful  servant  of  presiding  over  the  meetings 
of  our  Council  of  Bishops  and  pray  that  both  you  and  I  will  be  faith- 
ful in  the  task  that  God  has  assigned  to  us.  Thank  you. 

Recess 

Announcements  were  made  by  the  Secretary,  J.  Wesley 
Hole.  The  Conference  was  in  recess  for  fifteen  minutes. 
Carlton  R.  Young  led  the  Conference  in  the  singing  of  the 
hymn,  "Love  Come  A-Tricklin'  Down." 

Committee  on  Courtesies  and  Privileges 

Alvirita  Little  (Pacific  Northwest)  announced  that  word 
had  been  received  of  the  death  of  the  father  of  Alvin  Lind- 
gren  (Wisconsin) .  Mrs.  Little  moved  that  the  Conference 
send  a  message  of  condolence ;  the  motion  was  adopted. 

Committee  on  Fraternal  Delegates 

Harvey  H.  Potthoff  (Rocky  Mountain)  :  Bishop  Nichols,  Council  of 
Bishops,  delegates  of  the  General  Conference,  and  other  friends:  In 
his  sermon  on  the  catholic  spirit  John  Wesley  spoke  of  those  fellow 
Christians  with  whom  we  are  one  in  heart.  He  spoke  of  the  Christian 
of  catholic  spirit  as  one  who  loves  as  friends,  as  brethren  in  the 
Lord,  as  members  of  Christ  and  children  of  God,  all  of  whatever 
opinion  or  worship  or  congregation,  who  believe  in  the  Lord  Jesus 
Christ,  who  love  God  and  man.  In  that  spirit  we  welcome  our  distin- 
guished fraternal  delegates,  coming  to  us  from  the  Roman  Catholic 
Church  and  from  the  churches  participating  in  the  Consultation  on 
Church  Union. 

With  us  are  not  only  the  representatives  of  the  participating 
churches  in  the  Consultation  but  also  the  chairman  of  the  Consultation 
on  Church  Union.  As  the  name  of  each  fraternal  delegate  is  an- 
nounced, he  will  stand  and  we  will  ask  you  to  withhold  your  applause 
until  those  representing  the  various  member  churches  of  the  Con- 
sultation have  been  presented.  Following  this,  we  shall  have  the  privi- 
lege of  hearing  from  the  chairman  of  the  Consultation  on  Church 
Union  and  the  representatives  of  the  Catholic  Bishops'  Committee  for 
Ecumenical  and  Interreligious  Affairs.  And  so  it  is  now  my  privilege 
to  present  to  you,  representing  first  the  African  Methodist  Episcopal 
Church,  Bishop  William  R.  Wilkes  of  the  Third  Episcopal  District, 
Cleveland,  Ohio.  Representing  the  African  Methodist  Episcopal 
Church  Zion,  the  Rev.  H.  E.  Haggler,  pastor  of  the  First  Methodist 
Church,  Fayetteville,  North  Carolina.  Representing  the  Christian 
Church,  Disciples  of  Christ,  Dr.  A.  Dale  Fiers,  general  minister  and 
president,  Indianapolis,  Indiana.  Representing  the  Christian  Method- 
ist Episcopal  Church,  the  Rev.  Othal  H.  Lakey,  pastor  of  the  Cedar 
Crest  Christian  Methodist  Episcopal   Church,  Dallas,  Texas.   Repre- 


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senting  the  Episcopal  Church,  the  Rt.  Reverend  Milton  E.  Wood, 
suffragan  bishop  of  Atlanta.  Representing  the  Presbyterian  Church 
in  the  United  States,  Dr.  Lawrence  I.  Stell,  executive  secretary  of  the 
General  Council,  Atlanta,  Georgia.  Representing  the  United  Church 
of  Christ,  Dr.  W.  J.  Andes,  conference  minister,  Southeast  Confer- 
ence, Atlanta,  Georgia.  Representing  the  United  Presbyterian  Church, 
Dr.  William  P.  Thompson,  Stated  Clerk,  Philadelphia,  Pa.  Will  you 
greet  all  these  friends  now  as  a  group? 

Consultation  on  Church  Union — George  G.  Beazley,  Jr. 

George  G.  Beazley,  Jr.  (Chairman,  COCU)  :  I  want  to  express  my 
great  joy  at  being  asked  to  come  and  speak  to  you  about  the  Con- 
sultation on  Church  Union,  a  subject  on  which  I  am  always  anxious 
to  speak,  and  to  say  that  never  have  I  received  more  overwhelming 
hospitality  than  I  have  from  Harvey  Potthoff  and  the  members  of  his 
Committee,  as  they  have  welcomed  us  here. 

When  I  was  pastor  at  Bartlesville,  Oklahoma,  I  had  a  lady  in  the 
congregation,  who  when  she  was  asked  the  question,  "How  do  you 
feel,  Mrs.  Nodie?"  always  replied,  "I'm  doing  very  well  by  the  grace 
of  God  in  a  strong  backfield."  Whatever  may  be  your  judgment  about 
the  grace  of  God  in  what  I  am  going  to  say  to  you  today,  there 
is  no  doubt  I  have  got  a  strong  backfield. 

In  a  time  of  centralism,  such  as  the  1940s  and  the  1950s,  the 
greatest  danger  any  church  body  faces  is  that  it  will  become  bureau- 
cratic, unaware  of  the  life  concerns  of  the  grass  roots.  In  a  time  of 
localism,  such  as  the  1960s  and  the  1970s,  the  greatest  danger  any 
body  faces  is  that  it  will  become  provincial,  unaware  of  the  wholisms 
of  life,  its  broad  and  sweeping  contrasts.  I  grew  up  in  Kentucky, 
and  as  my  dear  friend,  Roy  Short,  knows  well,  I  love  horses.  Indeed, 
I  grew  up  on  the  back  of  one. 

Anyone  who  has  ridden  very  much  knows  that  most  horses  have  a 
tendency  to  bear  either  right  or  left,  especially  if  they  have  been 
show  horses,  as  this  one  had.  When  a  horse  naturally  pulls  to  the  right 
or  to  the  left,  you  have  to  keep  tugging  at  the  opposite  rein.  Today 
all  of  us  who  are  leaders  in  the  church  are  riding  a  horse  that  bears 
toward  provincialism.  It  is  a  part  of  the  acculturation  of  our  time. 
The  American  church  is  fortunate  in  such  a  period  to  have  some 
bodies  which  will  not  allow  it  to  settle  into  provincialism,  that  by 
their  very  existence  compel  us  to  stretch  our  horizons — bodies  like 
the  General  Conference  of  The  United  Methodist  Church  and  its 
sister  bodies,  even  more  comprehensive  bodies  like  the  National  Coun- 
cil of  Churches  and  the  World  Council  of  Churches  and  the  Bilateral 
Roman  Catholic  Conversations,  and  bodies  which  open  new  visions 
of  unity,  like  the  Consultation  on  Church  Union,  in  which  you  United 
Methodists  have  played  so  large  a  part. 

It  is  as  Chairman  of  that  Consultation  on  Church  Union  that  I 
bring  you  greetings  today  from  all  the  Protestant  and  Anglican 
Churches  in  the  Consultation,  not  only  from  the  nine  participating 
churches  who  are  represented  here  this  morning,  but  also  from  the 
twenty-three  observing  churches  and  church  groups  of  which  the 
Roman  Catholic  Church  is  one.  Let  me  say  a  word  about  the  provin- 
cialism from  which  the  Consultation  delivers  us;  then,  let  me  tell 
you  how  you  may  help  deliver  the  Consultation  from  its  provincial- 
isms. For  no  living  self-conscious  body,  whether  a  person,  an  organiza- 
tion, a  church,  or  a  group  of  churches  can  ever  completely  escape 
from  provincialism,  or  even  partially  overcome  it  without  continual 
effort.  It  is  not  hard  to  achieve  localism.  It  is  doing  what  comes 
naturally.  Federalism,  cosmopolitanism,  unity  and  union  are  fragile 
achievements  difficultly  achieved  and  preserved  only  by  constant  vigi- 
lance. 


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The  first  provincialism  from  which  the  Consultation  on  Church 
Union  can  deliver  us  is  waspishness.  Let  me  make  it  quite  clear  that 
I  am  a  male  WASP  and  that  I  make  no  apologies  for  the  basic 
things  for  which  those  initials  stand,  even  as  I  repent  of  the  sin 
which  accompanies  this  and  every  finiteness.  As  to  race,  I  am  by 
convention  white,  though  how  any  sane  man  can  designate  my  rosy 
complexion  so,  is  a  mystery.  Most  of  my  blood  lines  are  British, 
though  I  can  see  the  irritation  of  my  Scotch-Irish  grandfather,  who 
was  one  of  the  great  influences  in  my  life,  if  anyone  had  called  that 
kilt  Anglo-Saxon.  Conventionally,  I  am  a  Protestant,  though  in  my 
Kentucky  way  I  usually  describe  the  Christian  Church  Disciples  of 
Christ  as  a  foal  out  of  a  Presbyterian  mare  by  an  Anglican  stallion. 

As  a  Church  we  have  many  Catholic  elements,  of  which  our  weekly 
communion  and  our  definition  of  the  Church  are  only  two.  I  do  this 
somewhat  tedious  analysis  of  my  WASP  heritage  only  to  show  that 
I  am  a  person,  not  a  class,  and  that  any  abstraction  like  WASP,  while 
useful  and  necessary  for  thought,  is  always  a  caricature  that  blurs 
the  rich  variety  and  particularity  with  which  God  endows  life. 
WASPS  built  most  of  the  basic  institutions  of  this  country  merely 
because  they  were  the  dominant  majority  in  the  earliest  period,  and 
these  institutions  are,  despite  their  weaknesses,  one  of  the  most 
magnificent  heritages  in  world  culture.  However,  these  very  particu- 
larities which  make  us  human,  as  do  my  sub-WASP  particulars  like 
maleness,  Discipleness,  middle-age,  Kentucky  ancestry,  clergy  voca- 
tion, and  so  forth,  tend  to  make  us  provincial. 

We  cannot  and  should  not  be  delivered  from  them,  but  we  can,  and 
should,  transcend  them.  The  Consultation  on  Church  Union  has  helped 
me  in  that  difficult  effort  for  transcendence.  I  think  it  has  helped  my 
fellow  delegates,  too,  in  transcending  their  particularities,  like  Meth- 
odism, blackness,  femaleness,  youth,  lay  vocation,  and  so  forth.  The 
Consultation  has  brought  predominantly  black  churches  and  predomi- 
nantly white  churches  into  a  dialogue  which  is  concrete  and  which 
seeks  to  overcome  these  racial  and  cultural  pi'ovincialisms,  both  by 
faith  and  order  unities,  and  by  the  action  and  the  structure  which 
will   prevent  either  racial  group  from  exercising  dominating  power. 

As  far  as  I  know  no  other  effort  in  the  United  States  has  sought 
to  deal  with  these  divisions  in  so  intimate  a  manner,  and  to  overcome 
them  structurally.  In  the  process,  most  of  us  have  also  come  to  a 
better  understanding  of  the  minorities  within  our  present  churches 
which  I  am  firmly  sure  could  have  not  have  been  mine  if  I  had  not 
been  confronted  with  black  churchmen  from  predominantly  black 
churches. 

As  I  look  at  you,  though  I  see  dear  friends  like  Roy  Nichols,  and 
though  I  recognize  the  German  element  in  former  EUB's  like  my 
close  friends  Paul  Washburn  and  Reuben  Mueller,  you  are  primarily 
WASP.  John  Wesley  was  certainly  a  WASP,  even  with  one  of  an 
Anglican  element.  I  take  it  if  you  really  engage  in  the  local,  district 
and  conference  dialogue  which  the  Consultation  is  encouraging,  you 
will  find  real  help  in  escaping  from  your  WASP  provincialism.  Sec- 
ondly, I  was  a  local  pastor  for  22  years,  twice  the  time  I  have  been 
a  denominational  bureaucrat,  and  nobody — but  nobody — can  make 
me  sell  short  the  ministry  in  the  local  church. 

It  is  one  of  the  rare  privileges,  as  well  as  one  of  the  most  gosh- 
awful  pain-in-the-neckness,  of  life.  But  just  as  my  present  job  has 
certain  built-in  provincialisms  which  require  solid  and  continuous 
efforts  to  escape,  so  does  the  local  ministry,  either  in  its  lay  or  clergy 
form.  The  last  pastorate  which  I  served  was  in  Bartlesville,  Okla., 
where  I  ministered  for  13%  years.  Bartlesville  was  then  the  head- 
quarters and  research  center  for  two  of  America's  largest  oil  com- 


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panics  and  was  reputed  to  have  the  highest  education  per  capita  of 
any  city  in  America. 

Since  I  was  constantly  struggling  to  widen  my  own  horizons  and 
those  of  my  people,  both  through  the  Christian  Gospel  and  through 
the  worldwide  and  cultural  nature  of  the  Church;  and  since,  there- 
fore, I  assumed  I  had  not  been  conformed  to  the  particularities  of 
that  very  management  culture,  one  of  the  greatest  shocks  I  had  when 
I  came  to  the  present  job  was  the  realization  of  how  many  presup- 
positions of  that  environment  that  I  had  come  to  accept,  even  those 
which  were  contrary  to  my  original  training  and  heritage.  A  pastor 
has  to  identify  with  his  people  if  he  is  to  lead  them. 

Nonetheless,  both  lay  and  clergymen  must  beware  of  falling  victim 
to  the  provincialisms  of  their  local  church  orientation.  The  Consulta- 
tion delivers  us  from  this  provincialism  in  two  ways.  It  insists  that 
action  and  structure  must  be  rooted  in  faith  and  that  the  Christian 
faith  has  a  real  objective  content.  And  it  insists  that  structure  must 
be  rooted  in  a  real  and  undiscardable  Biblical  order. 

It  also  delivers  us  from  the  provincialism  of  the  local  church  by 
forcing  us  to  restudy  our  own  tradition  and  the  traditions  of  other 
participating  and  observing  churches  in  the  light  of  our  common 
scriptural  and  liturgical  traditions.  By  and  large  the  local  church 
life,  and  even  denominational  life  and  the  National  Council  of 
Churches,  neglect  the  examination  of  the  faith  in  a  serious  way.  This 
is  illustrated  by  the  fact  that  most  of  the  responses  to  A  Plan  of 
Union  which  have  come  in  tend  to  concentrate  on  Chapter  8,  the 
chapter  on  organization,  and  to  neglect  the  first  seven  chapters,  which 
deal  with  faith  and  order. 

Most  of  our  denominational  experience  does  not  give  us  a  good 
comprehension  of  even  our  own  tradition,  let  alone  an  appreciation 
of  other  traditions.  If  Methodists  are  like  Disciples  they  can  describe 
their  church  in  ways  which  utterly  betray  the  principles  of  their 
founding  fathers.  The  Consultation  process  forces  us  to  be  more 
aware  of  our  own  tradition  and  of  other  traditions  and  of  the  tradi- 
tion of  Christ's  Church. 

The  last  provincialism  from  which  the  Consultation  on  Church 
Union  can  deliver  us  is  polarization.  One  of  the  things  which  we 
have  already  learned  from  the  responses  to  A  Plan  of  Union  is  that 
both  extremes  in  the  churches  are  apt  to  reject  the  Consultation  on 
Church  Union. 

This  is  understandable  since  the  Consultation  seeks  to  be  inclusive 
in  every  way,  and  the  most  provincial  groups  now  existing  in  these 
United  States  are  those  who  have  settled  for  polarization. 

In  my  opinion  nothing  recommends  the  consultation  process  like 
its  refusal  to  settle  either  for  the  values  of  the  past  or  to  become  a 
"now"  movement.  The  Consultation  knows  there  is  a  gospel  with  a 
given  content  and  it  understands  that  that  gospel  tells  what  God 
did  for  man's  salvation  in  the  first  century  in  the  birth,  life,  death 
and  resurrection  of  Jesus  of  Nazareth,  through  whom  God  became 
man  for  our  salvation  in  a  particular  and  unrepeatable  event.  This 
effort  also  knows  that  the  Risen  Christ  is  still  in  his  body  the  church 
and  that  that  gospel  must  be  related  to  our  lives  and  our  societies 
and  our  times. 

The  Consultation  knows  that  the  future  is  God's  also  and  through 
his  Holy  Spirit  God  will  claim  it  by  means  of  him  who  is  not  only 
the  Alpha  but  also  the  Omega.  The  thing  which  frightens  me  most 
about  our  present  mood  is  the  antirational  movement  which  lays  so 
much  emphasis  on  feeling  and  action  that  they  do  not  see  the  necessity 
for  hard  theological  thought. 

Of  course,  I  should  be  equally  frightened  by  a  sterile-rationalism 
that  forgot  to  have  its   heart  strangely   warmed   and  that  did   not 


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have  a  strong  alignment  of  action  with  the  dispossessed  which  was 
characteristic  of  your  principal  founding  father  John  Wesley.  How- 
ever, I  think  we  have  been  warned  against  this  latter  abuse  until 
there  is  very  little  chance  of  us  falling  victim  to  it.  I  think  we 
should  treasure  the  real  intellectuals  of  the  church,  like  your  own 
Albert  Outler,  Walter  Muelder,  and  John  Deschner,  to  name  only 
three  of  many.  The  Consultation  has  tried  to  wed  thought  and  action 
m  a  vital  faith. 

It  can  deliver  us  from  the  parochialism  of  polarization. 
As  you  must  know  through  the  work  of  Bob  Huston,  one  of  the 
ablest  ecumenical  officers  in  the  trade,  the  Consultation  on  Church 
Union  prepared  one  of  the  great  documents  of  recent  church  history. 
This  was  done  during  the  chairmanship  of  your  own  Jim  Matthews. 
I  had  the  pleasure  of  working  with  your  sensitive  Paul  Washburn 
and  your  analytic  Dick  Cain  and  with  that  fantastically  able  layman 
Paul  Hardin,  Jr.  on  A  Plan  of  Union.  Between  May,  1970,  when  that 
plan  was  committed  to  the  churches  for  study  and  response  and 
June  1,  1972,  when  we  are  supposed  to  be  analyzing  that  plan  in 
inter-church  and  denominational  study,  we  are  supposed  to  be  com- 
mending those  propositions  which  seem  to  help  Christ's  mission  and 
offering  alternative  solutions  to  those  problems  which  do  not. 

It  is  only  through  thoughtful  and  perceptive  response  from  the 
local  churches  and  the  denominations  that  the  Consultation  can  deliver 
itself  from  drawing  on  too  small  a  base  of  insight.  You  hold  the  key 
to  unlock  those  chains.  If  you  have  not  already  done  so  through  a 
response,  rush  to  the  dungeon  and  deliver  us!  We  have  been  singing 
the  hymns  of  the  Lord,  but  only  God  working  through  you  can  cause 
those  binding  chains  of  our  provincialism  to  drop  away.  One  pro- 
vincialism that  has  plagued  the  Consultation  we  lost  at  our  Denver 
plenary,  when  our  general  secretary  stirred  us  to  look  beyond  our, 
up  to  then  necessary,  fixation  on  A  Plan  of  Union  to  the  process 
which  produced  it. 

Unfortunately,  some  people  have  hailed  this  orientation  as  a  de- 
liverance from  the  tedious  and  time  consuming  task  of  perfecting 
protoconstitution  of  Plan  of  Union.  Paul  Crow  never  intended  his 
proposals  to  be  so  used.  There  are  no  primrose  paths  of  dalliance 
to  union  and  to  the  realization  of  that  for  which  the  Lord  prayed. 
It  is  only  by  hard  work  of  union  that  the  world  can  be  brought 
to  believe.  Churches  do  not  drift  nor  emote  in  the  mission  of  union. 
The  responses  that  have  already  come  into  Princeton,  however,  make 
us  realize  that  we  may  have  to  walk  a  longer  road  than  we  had 
originally  thought. 

The  Chapter  on  Structure  will  have  to  be  radically  re-written. 
The  ideas  in  it  were  not  developed  enough,  to  use  a  Catholic  phrase, 
"for  articulation."  It  seems  probable  that  we  shall  have  to  deal  with 
the  congregation  more  seriously  than  we  have  done.  We  are  finding 
the  truth  of  Sidney  Mead's  observation  that  in  the  United  States  all 
churches  are  congregational  even  when  they  have  a  strong  connection- 
alism  as  you  have. 

In  the  meantime  how  shall  we  be  sustained  as  we  turn  back  into 
the  Sinaitic  Desert  and  cannot  yet  enter  the  Promised  Land?  Interim 
Eucharistic  fellowship  is  certainly  one  way.  Action  together  in  clus- 
tering our  agencies  and  units  is  another.  Acquaintance  through  allow- 
ing our  traditions  to  interpenetrate  and  through  lives  of  prayer 
together  is  one  more.  What  we  must  not  do  is,  to  listen  to  those  who 
scout  out  the  land  and  tell  us  that  we  can  never  take  it.  The  Joshuas 
and  the  Calebs  are  far  more  trustworthy  reporters.  God  will  give 
us  the  Promised  Land  of  union  if  we  trust  in  Him  and  are  not 
weary  in  well-doing.  I  bring  you  greetings  from  the  most  exciting 


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venture  in  American  church  life  and  the  least  provincial,  The  Con- 
sultation on  Church  Union.  Thank  you. 

Letter  from  the  Vatican 

Harvey  H.  Potthoff  (Rocky  Mountain),  chairman  of  the 
Committee  on  Fraternal  Delegates,  called  on  the  Secretary 
of  the  General  Conference  to  read  a  letter  received  from  J. 
Cardinal  Villot,  Office  of  the  Secretary  of  State,  The  Vati- 
can, dated  July  14, 1971. 

/.  Wesley  Hole:  In  response  to  the  certified  copy  of  the  Resolution 
of  Intent — which  was  transmitted  to  the  Vatican  at  the  request  of 
the  Theological  Study  Commission  in  the  Fall  of  1970 — this  letter 
was  received,  addressed  to  me  as  Secretary  of  the  General  Confer- 
ence: 

"I  have  the  honor  to  inform  you  that  the  Holy  Father  has  received 
with  deep  Christian  joy  through  Cardinal  Willebrands  a  copy  of  the 
solemn  and  unanimous  Resolution  of  Intent  passed  recently  by  the 
General  Conference  of  The  United  Methodist  Church  in  the  United 
States.  By  this  generous  and  far-sighted  action  you  disavow  not 
honorable  history  of  the  Methodist  Christian  witness  but  the  bitter- 
ness and  harsh  controversy  which  in  the  past  has  so  often  affected 
in  Christians  even  their  zeal  for  the  Gospel  of  Christ.  At  the  same 
time  you  offer  in  this  Resolution  'tokens  of  the  effort  to  repair  the 
ancient  breeches  of  charity  and  mutual  understanding' — the  effort 
which,  in  these  happier  days,  all  of  us  feel  is  a  part  of  our  very 
faithfulness  to  Christ  our  Lord  and  which  was  expressed  many  times 
in  the  Second  Vatican  Council. 

"So  clearly  does  the  gospel  point  to  the  effort  of  reconciliation  in 
love  as  a  solemn  obligation,  that  we  can  but  marvel  and  mourn  that 
prejudice  has  so  long  obscured  it  from  so  many  Christians.  For  does 
not  Christ  couple  the  love  of  our  neighbor  for  God's  sake  with  the 
love  of  God  above  all  things,  which  is  'the  great  and  first  Command- 
ment,' Matthew  22:36-39.  And  the  Beloved  Disciple  himself,  develop- 
ing these  sublime  words  of  His  Master,  exhorts  us,  'Beloved,  let  us 
love  one  another;  for  love  is  of  God,  and  he  who  loves  is  born  of  God 
and  knows  God.  He  who  does  not  love  does  not  know  God;  for  God 
is  love.'  I  John  4:7-8. 

"The  Holy  Father  remembers  with  deep  thankfulness  that  The 
United  Methodist  Church  was  second  to  none  in  the  seriousness  and 
the  assiduousness  with  which  it  responded  to  the  invitation  of  the 
Second  Vatican  Council  to  send  observers  to  the  sessions  of  that 
Assembly.  Thus  were  forged  many  warm  friendships.  Thus  were 
thrown  open  new  windows  of  mutual  understanding.  Thus,  above 
all,  was  sown  the  seed  from  which  sprang  the  dialogue  between  the 
Roman  Catholic  Church  and  the  World  Methodist  Council  which, 
held  officially  for  the  past  four  years,  has  been  echoed  in  many  places 
and  has  borne  fruit,  of  which  the  Resolution  of  your  General  Con- 
ference is  so  noble  an  example. 

"This  dialogue  has  brought  us  an  understanding  of  many  Christian 
treasures  which  Methodists  and  Catholics  share.  At  the  heart  of 
these  there  appears  an  intense  conviction  of  the  fullness  of  divine 
mercy,  of  the  efficacy  of  Christ's  saving  work,  and  of  the  reality  of 
God's  grace.  Hence,  we  share  a  high  ambition  of  'scriptural  holi- 
ness,'— a  personal  continuous  disciplined  growth  in  conformity  to 
Christ — which  finds  its  setting  in  the  social  reality  of  the  church  com- 
mitted to  the  Gospel  for  the  service  of  the  world.  Hence,  we  join  also 
in  girding  ourselves  to  the  task  of  fulfilling  John  Wesley's  own  injunc- 


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tion:  'Do  all  the  good  you  can  in  all  the  ways  you  can  as  long  as  you 
can.' 

"The  Pope  is  keenly  aware  of  the  prospects  for  the  future  opened 
by  the  Resolution  of  Intent  in  regard  to  the  reinterpretation  of  the 
Articles  of  the  Book  of  Discipline.  In  harmony  with  the  Second  Vat- 
ican Council,  he  would  express  the  hope  that  deeper  study  enlightened 
by  the  grace  of  God  and  continuing  fraternal  dialogue  may  serve  to 
bring  about  a  more  adequate  understanding  and  common  formulation 
of  those  doctrines  on  which  The  United  Methodist  Church  and  the 
Catholic  Church  as  yet  have  no  full  agreement  and  particularly  with 
regard  to  the  Eucharistic  ministry.  This  consideration  stirs  up  the 
hope  that  as  a  fruit  of  fervent  prayer  through  mutual  esteem  and 
comprehension — to  which  your  action  witnesses — the  dialog-ue  so  hap- 
pily begun  will  make  it  possible  to  overcome  the  differences  that  still 
exist  between  us. 

"Today  at  the  center  of  our  effort  for  good  there  must  be  a 
renewal  of  our  dedication  to  the  search  for  that  unity  which  Christ 
wills  for  His  Church.  Your  General  Conference's  Resolution  cannot 
but  serve  as  a  spur  to  this  renewal  to  Methodists  and  Catholics 
alike.  His  Holiness  thanks  you  from  his  heart  and  prays  that  God 
will  bless  the  further  efforts  of  those  who  seek  tirelessly  for  recon- 
ciliation in  the  Lord.  Sincerely  yours  in  Christ,  Cardinal  Villot"  who 
is  the  Secretary  of  State  of  the  Vatican. 

Mr.  Potthoff  moved  that  the  letter  be  referred  to  the 
Commission  on  Ecumenical  Affairs  for  appropriate  re- 
sponse ;  the  motion  was  adopted. 

Catholic  Bishops'  Committee  for  Ecumenical  and  Interre- 
ligious  Affairs 

Mr.  Potthoff  introduced  the  Most  Reverend  James  W. 
Malone,  Bishop  of  Youngstown,  Ohio,  representative  of  the 
Catholic  Bishops'  Committee  for  Ecumenical  and  Interre- 
ligious  Affairs. 

Bishop  Malone:  Thank  you  very  much.  Bishop  Nichols,  Dr.  Potthoff, 
my  dear  friends :  I  thank  you  for  the  cordiality  of  your  welcome  and 
the  courtesy  of  your  invitation  and  the  genuineness  of  this  complimen- 
tary introduction.  It  is  a  pleasure  for  me  to  bring  fraternal  greetings 
to  your  General  Conference  from  the  National  Conference  of  Catholic 
Bishops.  As  you  may  perhaps  already  know,  our  Catholic  bishops  met 
here  in  Atlanta  last  week. 

Our  agenda,  like  your  own,  included  many  and  varied  items,  all 
of  them  concerned  with  the  welfare  of  the  church.  Among  them  was 
the  topic  concerning  the  possibility  of  ordaining  women  as  Catholic 
priests,  as  well  as  the  separate  topic  of  balancing  our  conference 
budget.  We  were  quite  interested  the  next  day  to  read  the  newspaper 
headlines  that  attempted  to  summarize  all  that  we  had  done  during 
the  preceding  day's  agenda.  The  headline  said:  "Bishops  Fret  Over 
Women  and  Money." 

Hopeful  that  your  Methodist  concerns  will  be  interpreted  in  less 
exciting  fashion,  I  am  happy  to  recall  at  the  outset  of  my  remarks 
several  leaders  of  this  Conference  with  whom  I  have  enjoyed  en- 
couraging ecumenical  relationships  over  many  years.  From  my  home 
state  of  Ohio,  Bishop  Ensley  and  Bishop  Kearns;  from  our  national 
ecumenical  dialogue.  Dr.  Huston  and  Bishop  Paul  Washburn;  from 
our   international   ecumenical   dialogue,   Dr.   Outler,   Bishop   Cannon, 


The  United  Methodist  Church  g09 

and  Bishop  Fred  Pierce  Corson.  With  all  these  Christian  leaders  from 
the  Methodist  Church,  I  have  often  shared  prayer  and  study  and 
work  for  the  building  up  of  the  Kingdom. 

It  is  a  genuine  pleasure  to  be  with  them  again  as  well  as  with  other 
friends  here,  unnamed,  and  with  all  of  you  who  extend  your  hands  to 
me  today  in  Christian  fellowship. 

In  bringing  fraternal  greetings  from  the  Roman  Catholic  communi- 
ty, I  hope  to  share  with  you  my  conviction  that  many  activities  in 
your  church  and  mine  testify  to  a  flourishing  ecumenical  movement 
among  us.  Further,  I  should  like  to  remark  as  well  on  some  of  the 
qualities  which  properly  mark  our  joint  ecumenical  endeavors. 

First  of  all,  I  am  an  unabashed  optimist  about  ecumenism.  I 
believe  that  our  prayers  for  Christian  unity  will  one  day  be  answered. 
The  Holy  Spirit  has  given  the  travel  reservations  for  us  to  come 
together.  The  Spirit  has  given  me  the  urge  to  travel ;  we  have  only 
to  supply  our  map.  And  whatever  the  route,  and  however  long  the 
journey,  Christ  will  be  finally  our  point  of  convergence. 

How  long  the  journey  will  take  is  known  only  to  God,  but  there 
are  bright  beacons  lighting  the  way  and  strong  tail  winds  for  propel- 
ling us  forward.  A  prime  example  of  our  new  thrust  is  the  letter 
from  Rome,  just  read  by  Dr.  Hole,  written  in  the  name  of  Pope 
Paul  in  response  to  the  Resolution  of  Intent  passed  by  your  General 
Conference.  The  exchange  is  inspirational,  one  which  could  not  have 
taken  place  just  a  few  short  years  ago.  I  congratulate  you  for  taking 
the  initiative  in  drawing  us  Roman  Catholics  and  you  United  Meth- 
odists closer  together. 

Your  charity,  the  charity  of  Christ,  urges  on.  That  same  charity, 
I  think,  prompts  you  to  invite  me,  a  Roman  Catholic  bishop,  as  a 
fraternal  delegate  to  your  Conference.  As  a  young  priest  twenty-five 
years  ago,  I  would  have  found  incredible  the  prediction  that  some 
day  my  ecumenical  conversations  would  go  beyond  my  own  living 
room,  where  I  often  socialize  with  my  many  Methodist  relatives.  I 
could  never  have  envisioned  this  moment,  and  I  marvel  at  the  events 
of  the  last  ten  years  v/hich  make  it  possible. 

My  optimism  over  the  ecumenical  progress  we  have  made  stems 
not  from  fantasy,  but  from  fact.  The  world  and  national  bilateral 
Methodist-Catholic  dialogues,  in  which  I  have  had  an  opportunity  to 
participate,  have  not  made  as  many  headlines.  There  have  been  no 
dramatic  breakthroughs  which  sweep  away  our  differences,  but  I 
think  such  dialogues  have  at  least  helped  us  to  discover  our  common 
heritage  in  the  spiritual  life. 

Any  initial  threat  which  we  Roman  Catholics  and  you  Methodists 
have  that  we  were  really  out  to  convert  or  assimilate  one  another, 
this  has  been  dispelled.  Initial  mistrust  arising,  perhaps,  from  the 
unfounded  fear  that  we  were  trying  to  score  propaganda  points  for 
our  respective  churches,  this  also  has  disappeared.  Any  disrespect 
which  we  may  once  have  had  toward  doctrinal  differences  has  largely 
evaporated.  Instead,  the  Holy  Spirit  has  given  us  a  new  understanding 
of  each  other.  Stripped  of  religious  ghetto  mentalities  and  defensive 
attitudes,  we  Roman  Catholics  and  you  Methodists  have  begun  to 
perceive  each  other  as  human  beings,  replete  with  frailties  and  foibles, 
it  is  true,  but  human  beings  hungering,  longing  and  searching  for 
the  very  same  Christ. 

The  Holy  Spirit  has  led  us  to  the  discovery  that  we  are  in  the 
same  spiritual  wave  length,  and  it  is  a  heartening  discovery  in  a 
world  where  so  many  hunger  for  this  realization.  The  fact  that  we 
have  discovered  our  spiritual  kinship  will  probably  be  reflected  again 
in  the  new  national  Ecumenical  Dialogue  between  Methodists  and 
Roman  Catholics  on  the  topic  of  "Holiness  in  Ministry." 


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Bishop  Paul  Washburn  of  this  Conference  and  I  are  co-chairmen 
of  this  dialogue,  which  involves  eight  distinguished  theologians  from 
our  two  churches.  It  is  acknowledged  that  emphasis  on  holiness  in 
ministry  is  theologically  and  historically  apt  for  both  churches  in 
the  dialogue.  To  date  we  have  met  once.  Presently,  theological  reflec- 
tions on  the  topic  are  being  readied  for  our  second  meeting  in  the 
Fall.  Prayerfully,  we  open  our  hearts  to  where  the  Spirit  may  lead 
us. 

Other  indicators  that  the  ecumenical  concern  is  moving  along  are 
the  separate  Roman  Catholic  dialogues  in  which  Roman  Catholics 
are  now  engaged  in  on  a  world  basis.  These  are  with  the  Anglicans, 
Lutheran  and  Reformed  Churches,  and  on  a  national  basis,  between 
Roman  Catholics  and  Lutherans,  Episcopalians,  Orthodox,  Disciples 
of  Christ,  and  Baptists.  The  recent  agreed  statement  on  the  Eucharist 
by  Roman  Catholic  and  Anglican  theologians  is  a  hopeful  sign. 

True,  this  statement  is  a  study  document  and  not  officially  adopted 
by  either  church,  but  I  think  it  serves  as  an  example  that  our  ecu- 
menical dialogues  are  not  mere  vei-bal  gymnastics,  but  are  a  practical 
means  of  clarifying  differences  and  discovering  similarities.  Another 
ecumenical  advance,  not  directly  involving  Roman  Catholics,  is  the 
presentation  made  to  you  this  morning  by  Dr.  Beazley,  in  behalf  of 
the  Consultation  on  Church  Union.  The  combined  forces  of  nine 
member  churches  into  a  Church  of  Christ  Uniting,  with  twenty-five 
million  members,  would  strengthen  the  witness  of  the  Body  of  Christ. 
I  congratulate  you  Methodists  for  your  eff"orts  toward  that  goal,  and 
I  pray  that  your  zeal  to  bring  Christ  to  all  men  will  sweep  away 
any  roadblocks  which  presently  stand  in  the  way  of  this  route  to 
reunion. 

Another  green  light  for  ecumenism  concerns  principally  Roman 
Catholics.  In  my  judgment,  the  Catholic  Church's  growing  in  good 
relationship  with  the  National  Council  of  Churches  augurs  well  to 
the  future.  My  fellow  bishops  last  year  responded  to  the  invitation  to 
appoint  five  Catholics  to  the  National  Council's  Faith  and  Order 
Commission.  Today  a  nun  and  a  Jesuit  priest  are  paid  staff  members 
of  that  Commission.  Catholic  bishops  are  currently  pondering  possible 
Catholic  membership  in  the  National  Council  of  Churches.  And  there 
are  still  other  reasons  why  I  am  optimistic  about  contemporary 
ecumenism. 

For  example,  the  words,  "heretics,"  "dissidents,"  and  "schismatics" 
have  been  dropped  from  Catholic  vocabularies.  Protestant  and  Cath- 
olic Scripture  scholars  cooperated  in  translating  the  New  American 
Bible,  and  they  are  drafting  common  texts  of  prayers,  including  the 
Apostles'  Creed  and  the  Lord's  Prayer.  What  we  Catholics  used  to 
refer  to  as  "the  Protestant  ending"  of  the  Lord's  Prayer  has  become 
a  standard  part  of  our  prayer  at  Mass.  And  in  the  sensitive  area  of 
interchurch  marriages,  recent  changes  enable  Catholics  and  Protes- 
tants to  marry  in  each  other's  churches  without  jeopardizing  their 
status  in  their  own  church. 

These  are  but  a  few  of  the  ecumenical  gains  which  provide  evidence 
that  the  Holy  Spirit  is  working  through  us  to  end  suspicion,  aliena- 
tion, and  hostility  and  is  making  us  more  aware  of  Christ's  entreaty 
to  love  one  another  as  he  loves  us. 

Yet,  despite  all  these  evidences,  I  sense  that  some  of  my  Protestant 
friends  feel  that  among  Roman  Catholics  the  ecumenical  thrust  of 
the  Second  Vatican  Council  may  be  running  out  of  steam.  If  my 
analysis  is  correct,  certain  Protestants  feel  that  Catholics  are  so 
divided  on  so  many  issues  that  we  cannot  agree  on  Catholic  unity, 
much  less  work  toward  Christian  unity.  And  some  of  you  may  fear 
that  a  reaction  is  setting  in  among  Roman  Catholics,  and  the  changing 
Catholic  Church  of  the  '60s  and  '70s  is  about  to  revert  to  the  change- 


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less  church  of  the  1940s.  It  js  concerning  these  possible  fears  that 
I  want  to  comment  briefly. 

An  example  of  how  we  Roman  Catholics  have  changed  liturgically 
immediately  comes  to  mind.  As  you  know,  the  vernacular  has  replaced 
Latin  as  the  language  of  the  Mass.  In  one  Ohio  parish  a  group  of 
parishioners  loudly  lamented  to  the  pastor  the  disappearance  of  the 
Latin  Mass,  and  they  said,  "If  only  there  was  one  Mass  in  Latin  in 
the  city,  then  Catholics  dissatisfied  with  the  change  would  have  the 
consolation  of  worshipping  in  the  manner  they  had  so  long  been 
accustomed  to."  The  obliging  pastor  scheduled  a  Latin  Mass  in  prime 
time  on  Sunday  morning  and  announced  that  as  long  as  attendance 
warranted,  it  would  be  offered  in  Latin. 

The  first  Sunday  about  seventy-five  persons  attended;  the  next 
Sunday,  about  fifty;  and  each  succeeding  Sunday,  a  little  less.  Finally, 
after  six  weeks  only  a  half-dozen  persons  came  to  this  special  Mass. 
In  contrast,  the  other  Sunday  morning  Masses  in  English  attracted 
more  than  a  thousand  persons. 

This  example,  of  course,  is  not  to  say  that  seven  years  after  the 
Vatican  Council's  blueprint  for  renewal  was  published  that  debate 
over  renewal  in  its  many  dimensions  has  subsided  in  my  church.  On 
the  contrary,  issues  which  we  Catholics  once  thought  were  settled 
centuries  ago  are  the  center  of  lively  controversy.  Changes  in  the 
Catholic  Church  have  become  as  popular  a  topic  as  the  war,  the 
Primary  Elections,  and  even  the  I.T.T.  Celibacy,  the  Papacy,  the 
ordination  of  women,  singing  in  church,  and,  worst  of  all,  my  friends, 
they're  even  questioning  the  authority  of  Catholic  bishops.  All  these, 
all  these  are  topics  for  barbershop  conversation. 

To  the  ecumenical  movement  these  internal  Catholic  squabbles  may 
be  a  blessing  in  disguise,  for  they  are  teaching  us  Roman  Catholics 
to  distinguish  between  divine  precepts  and  man  made  disciplines.  We 
are  learning  about  those  things  which  can  be  changed  without  doing 
violence  to  the  gospel.  We  are  learning  to  live  with  diversity  of 
thought  and  opinion  while  maintaining  a  unity.  I  believe  this  accep- 
tance of  diversity  is  an  important  prerequisite,  helping  our  ecumenical 
efforts  to  bear  fruit. 

In  the  remarks  that  I  have  prepared  for  this  assembly  I  want, 
also,  to  indicate  that  because  of  these  many  and  meaningful  activities 
in  your  church  and  mine  I  am  persuaded  that  the  ecumenical  move- 
ment is  flourishing  among  us.  I  am  optimistic  about  ecumenism,  and 
I  had  intended  at  this  point  to  turn  your  attention  to  the  principal 
qualities  which  properly  mark  our  joint  ecumenical  endeavors.  I  was 
about  to  suggest  first  that  we  need  spiritual  ecumenism  and  then, 
secondly,  that  we  must  extend  that  spiritual  ecumenism  so  that  it 
will  be  a  lived  ecumenism. 

Instead  of  developing  these  remarks,  in  view  of  the  hour  of  the 
morning,  may  I  conclude  my  remarks  to  you  on  this  happy  occasion 
by  saying  that  there  is  none  among  us  who  can  predict  the  future 
of  the  ecumenical  movement  between  Roman  Catholics  and  United 
Methodists  in  our  generation.  There  is  none  among  us  who  would 
want  to  soft-pedal  the  fact  that  while  we  find  ourselves  in  agreement 
on  many  things,  other  issues  still  divide  us.  But  we  should  not  wait 
for  perfect  accord  on  every  tenet  of  our  faith  before  we  address 
ourselves  to  the  perplexing  problems  of  our  society.  Together  let  us 
respond  as  Christians  to  all  of  our  suffering  brothers.  A  world  filled 
with  war,  hate,  and  crime  needs  to  be  shown  what  Christians  mean 
by  peace.  A  world  beset  by  poverty  and  injustice  needs  to  learn 
what  Christians  mean  by  sharing.  A  world  racked  by  loneliness  needs 
to  discover  what  Christians  mean  by  fulfillment.  A  world  plagued  by 
the  idea  that  God  is  dead  needs  to  know  that  our  common  faith  is 
very  much  alive. 


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I  pledge,  and  I  invite  you  to  join  with  me,  in  concentrating'  on  our 
own  spiritual  renewal  so  that  our  ecumenism  will  live  rather  than 
languish,  and  then  let  the  Holy  Spirit  lead  us  where  he  may.  I  thank 
you. 

Mr.  Potthojf  presented  Bishops  Shy  and  Merchanson  of 
the  Christian  Methodist  Episcopal  Church.  He  invited  all 
fraternal  delegates  to  remain  as  long  as  their  schedules 
would  permit. 

Commission  on  Religion  and  Race  (See  page  1836) 

The  Chair  recognized  Bishop  W.  Kenneth  Goodson  (Bir- 
mingham Area),  president  of  the  Commission  on  Religion 
and  Race.  Bishop  Goodson  outlined  the  background  of  the 
establishment  of  the  Commission  by  the  1968  General  Con- 
ference and  the  tasks  assigned  to  it  at  that  time.  He  noted 
the  new  responsibility  given  the  Commission  by  the  1970 
General  Conference  with  the  establishment  and  funding  of 
the  Minority  Group  Self-Determination  program.  Woodie 
W.  White  (Detroit),  Executive  Secretary  of  the  Commis- 
sion, was  introduced. 

Woodie  W.  White:  Thank  you.  Bishop  Goodson,  Members  of  this 
Conference.  I  think  you  need  to  observe  that  the  chairman  of  the 
Commission  on  Religion  and  Race  is  the  bishop,  the  episcopal  leader, 
of  the  Birmingham  area.  He  has  introduced  me  as  the  executive  sec- 
retary of  that  Commission.  I  was  born  in  the  heart  of  Harlem  on 
136th  Street  and  Lenox  Avenue;  that's  a  long  way  from  Alabama. 
And,  yet,  through  these  four  years  a  Christian  from  the  heart  of 
Harlem  could  join  hands  with  a  Christian  from  Alabama  and  attempt 
to  work  as  one  in  the  name  of  God. 

Somewhere  along  the  way  in  this  country  we  said  that  God  made 
a  mistake  when  he  created  the  human  family  as  he  did.  We  said  that 
he  made  a  mistake  when  he  created  black  men  and  brown  men  and 
red  men  and  yellow  men.  We  don't  believe  he  made  a  mistake;  we 
think  he  knew  exactly  what  he  was  doing.  Because  some  have  acted 
as  though  God  did  not  know  what  he  was  doing,  wars  have  been 
created.  They  have  been  created  in  such  a  way  that  men  of  different 
colors,  different  hair  textures,  could  not  even  worship  in  the  same 
place  together,  could  not  even  sit  together  and  discuss  common  prob- 
lems. 

We  in  the  Commission  on  Religion  and  Race  have  been  attempting 
to  bring  the  diversity  of  pluralism  of  this  United  Methodist  Church 
together  as  one  family.  We  think  that  we  in  The  United  Methodist 
Church  have  the  opportunity  to  show  the  world,  and  certainly  to 
show  this  nation,  how  in  our  pluralism  we  can  live  together.  For  I 
remind  you  that  The  United  Methodist  Church  represents  the  most 
ethnically  and  racially  inclusive  Protestant  body  in  this  country.  Now 
we  must  begin  to  act  and  behave  and  relate  like  God  would  have  us 
do.  I'm  grateful  for  the  opportunity  to  have  had  a  chance  to  work  with 
this  Commission  and  to  work  with  many  of  you.  I've  even  got  more 
gray  hair  now  than  I  had  in  '68.  Thank  you  for  that.  But  I  hope  that 
if  anything  has  happened  that  my  faith  has  been  increased  because 
I  believe,  no  matter  what  they  say  on  the  right  or  what  they  say  on 
the  left,  I  believe  it  is  God's  will  that  we  must  be  one  United 
Methodist  Church. 


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Mr.  White  introduced  other  members  of  the  Commission 
staff:  Isabel  Goynez  (Rio  Grande),  James  L.  Jones  (North 
Mississippi) ,  and  Clayton  E.  Hanunond  (Peninsula) . 

Bishop  G^oodson  introduced  Joseph  E.  Lowery  (North 
Georgia) ,  a  member  of  the  Commission,  for  the  presentation 
of  the  report. 

Mr.  Lowery:  It  is  true  that  for  all  our  shortcomings  The  United 
Methodist  Church  represents  the  most  ethnically  pluralistic  Protes- 
tant church  in  America,  and  therein  lies  the  strength  of  Methodism. 
For  this  racial  and  ethnic  diversity  affords  our  church  an  opportunity 
to  lead  the  world  in  developing  authentic  community  that  no  other 
denomination  has.  It  could  be  as  stated  in  Esther  that  The  United 
Methodist  Church  has  come  to  the  Kingdom  for  just  such  a  time  as 
this,  to  provide  that  authentic  community  where  both  diversity  and 
unity  are  blessed  as  essential  ingredients  of  brotherhood. 

To  begin  our  report  we  would  like  to  present  three  persons  for  very 
brief  statements  regarding  the  work  of  the  commission  during  the 
past  quadrennium.  They  will  come  in  this  order,  the  Reverend  Paul 
Hagiya  from  the  Asian-American  community,  the  Reverend  Robert 
Pinezaddleby  from  the  Indian  community  and  the  Reverend  Hector 
Navas,  the  secretary  of  the  Commission,  from  the  Hispanic  commu- 
nity, in  that  order. 

Paul  H.  Hagiya  (Rocky  Mountain)  :  First  of  all  I  want  to  make  an 
apology;  I  certainly  am  a  poor  example  to  be  representing  all  Asian- 
American  Methodists  of  this  great  church  of  ours,  and  I  know  that 
I  cannot  speak  wholly  and  fully  for  the  Asian,  like  the  Korean- 
American  Methodists  and  the  Chinese-American  Methodists,  and  the 
Filipino-American  Methodists  and  the  Japanese-American  Method- 
ists. And  also  may  I  apologize  to  the  delegates  and  friends  who 
come  from  foreign  lands,  especially  from  Asia.  I  know  that  you 
could  present  a  cause  for  the  Asians  better  than  I  could,  but  may  I 
just  as  a  representative  of  the  Commission  on  Religion  and  Race 
give  something  of  the  thankfulness  within  our  hearts  for  the  Com- 
mission on  Religion  and  Race  that  you  created  four  years  ago. 

Let  me  back  up  a  second  to  think  about  the  Asian-American 
Methodists.  We  came  into  being  in  the  1800's  in  San  Francisco  when 
our  parents  came  over  as  immigrants  brought  over  by  you  folks  to 
work  in  the  railroads  as  coolies  and  in  the  mines  and  in  the  fields  of 
the  Western  Jurisdiction.  And  it  was  because  of  real  deep  committed 
and  dedicated  missionaries  that  came  down  to  teach  our  parents  En- 
glish and  felt  that  we  were  not  coolies  but  that  we  were  children 
of  God,  so  that  we  became  Christians  and  Methodists. 

And  I  think  all  of  you  know  that  as  far  as  Protestantism  is  con- 
cerned among  the  Asian-Americans,  The  Methodist  Church  has  the 
most  members  among  our  group,  and  it  was  because  of  these  dedi- 
cated Christian  people.  Not  only  the  missionaries,  but  through  the 
years  we  have  had  such  loving  care  by  our  Bishops'  Council  of  the 
Western  Jurisdiction  and  other  friends  that  have  been  our  loyal  sup- 
porters, and  we  were  a  vibrant  church.  And  then  came  Pearl  Harbor 
and  the  American  concentration  camps — and  I  want  to  say  to  you, 
not  with  any  kind  of  hatred  or  feeling  about  that  concentration  camp 
experience,  because  I  cherish  being  an  alumni  of  the  American  con- 
centration camp — but  anyway  our  churches  were  disintegrated,  and 
we  went  to  camp,  all  hopes  lost,  but  then  when  we  were  allowed  to  go 
back  to  the  West  Coast  we  tried  to  pick  up  the  pieces  to  rebuild 
these  churches  of  ours — the  ethnic  churches  along  the  coast. 

We  thought  that  the  answer  for  building  a  better  church  was  to 


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integrate  and  we  did  that.  But  then  I  reported  to  you  at  the  St.  Louis 
General  Conference  about  being  swallowed  up,  and  I  think  some  of 
you  EUB's  and  the  other  minorities  feel  just  what  I'm  talking  about 
now.  But  anyway  we  saw  our  churches,  the  Asian  churches  in  the 
Methodist  Church,  struggling  and  so  disillusioned  with  so  much  pes- 
simism and  hopelessness.  But  then  came  the  Commission  on  Religion 
and  Race,  thank  God  for  it,  through  your  choice,  your  inspiration  of 
bringing  about  the  Commission  on  Religion  and  Race  in  this  great 
United  Methodist  Church.  And  because  of  that  Commission  we  Asian- 
American  Methodists  have  been  given  a  new  lease  on  life.  We  have 
been  blessed  and  we  have  been  uplifted  in  our  hearts  and  in  our 
morale,  and  we  have  finally  come  to  the  feeling  that  we  are  a  part 
of  you,  that  we  are  a  part  of  The  United  Methodist  Church  whether 
we  have  slant  eyes  or  eat  with  chop  sticks.  We  are  fellow  Methodists 
and  fellow  Christians. 

And  I  think  the  biggest  thing  the  Commission  on  Religion  and 
Race  has  done  for  us  Asian  Americans  is,  to  find  our  own  identity, 
not  to  try  to  fit  into  the  shoes  of  your  white  upper  class,  middle,  not 
only  economic  but  social  status,  but  just  to  be,  I  said,  just  to  be 
children  of  God  and  to  be  members  of  the  Methodist  Church.  I  think 
that  is  the  most  important  thing  that  is  brought  to  the  Asian- 
American  Methodist. 

And  then  there  are  other  blessings  that  have  come  because  the 
Commission  on  Religion  and  Race  was  created  by  you  folks.  Today 
we  have  for  the  first  time  an  official  relationship  with  the  Kyodan 
of  Japan.  Of  all  the  years  that  we  have  been  with  your  church  and 
The  Methodist  Church  and  with  Oriental  faces,  for  the  first  time 
we  have  an  official  relationship,  a  working  relationship  on  our  own, 
that  we  can  call  language  ministries  of  Japan.  For  there  are  a  lot 
of  other  things  that  we  would  like  to  say,  but  even  today  we  in  the 
Western  Jurisdiction  of  Asian-American  Methodism  even  dream  about 
one  day  having  an  Asian-American  Bishop  in  a  United  Methodist 
Church.  That  is  only  a  dream;  but  we  can  dream,  and  we  never  had 
that  kind  of  dream  before. 

And  lastly,  I  want  to  say  there,  as  I  look  over  the  whole  world 
situation,  you  know,  with  China,  Japan  and  Vietnam,  it  just  isn't  just 
a  ping-pong  matter,  folks;  it's  crucial,  and  I  really  think  that  the  re- 
newal of  world  living  and  relationship  will  be  in  that  arena,  and 
maybe  the  Asian-American  Methodists  can  be  a  bridge,  but  above 
all,  not  only  a  bridge  for  world-wide  relationships,  but  we  can  add 
to,  taking  a  small  part  in  an  inclusive  church.  Thank  you  very  much. 

Robert  Pinezaddleby  (Oklahoma  Indian  Missionary)  :  I've  been 
told  to  keep  it  short  here.  It  seemed  like  the  Indian  American  always 
has  been  told  to  keep  it  short.  But  I'm  very  happy  today.  Bishop 
Nichols,  members  of  the  General  Conference,  to  have  this  opportunity 
again  to  stand  before  this  great  assembly,  and  especially  I'm  very 
happy  to  see  my  constituents,  two  of  our  Indian  Americans  up  here 
in  the  front  row.  Had  it  not  been  for  the  involvement,  the  motiva- 
tion that  has  been  afforded  to  the  Indian  Americans,  that  we  would 
begin  to  feel  confident,  would  begin  to  feel  that  there  is  hope,  there 
is  something  that  we  can  do  as  Indian  Americans  and  make  our  con- 
tribution in  this  world.  I  want  to  say  that  two  years  ago  we  were 
seated  in  this  great  assembly,  with  voice  but  without  vote,  and  per- 
haps that  was  a  great  turning  point.  Through  the  help  of  the  Com- 
mission on  Religion  and  Race  and  its  input  to  the  church  at  large, 
we've  begun  to  feel  the  confidence  and  we've  begun  to  feel  the  uplift 
of  being  a  part  of  these  vital  programs  under  the  Christian  life. 

I  want  to  say  this  morning  that  it  is  a  happy  privilege  on  my  part, 
an   American   Indian,   to    make    my   input   through   motivation    and 


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through  involvement  and  whatever  potential  that  I  have,  that  I  can 
relate  to  the  church  at  large. 

I've  spent  a  great  number  of  years  being  involved  in  the  church 
in  the  Christian  life  and  perhaps  all  these  years,  more  or  less,  begin 
to  lead  up  to  this  one  idea,  this  one  place  where  we  would  begin  to 
see  things  happening  in  the  Indian  community.  I  want  to  say  that 
through  the  program  and  through  the  work  of  the  church  the  Indian 
has  begun  to  feel  motivated,  begun  to  feel  the  awareness  of  being 
involved  and  to  be  aware  of  his  potential. 

These  three  things  stand  out  in  the  Indian  community.  We  want 
to  be  motivated  to  serve  the  present  age.  We  want  to  be  motivated  to 
serve  and  to  participate  in  any  area  of  the  work  that  is  afforded  us 
through  the  church  at  large.  We  want  to  be  involved,  just  like  I  feel 
that  I've  been  involved  through  the  workings  of  the  Commission  on 
Religion  and  Race,  and  through  the  other  areas  of  work  that  is 
presented  us  in  the  Indian  community,  that  we  may  be  involved  in 
such  a  way  that  there  will  be  freedom  expressed.  There  will  be  the 
Indian's  voice  proclaimed  and  there  will  be  the  creation  of  the  new 
awareness  that  the  United  Methodism  as  a  whole  needs  to  become 
more  aware  of  the  presence  of  the  Indian  community  within  its  midst. 

The  church  must  be  sensitized  to  come  to  this  particular  place  that 
some  of  the  experience  the  Indian  is  encountering  today  will  be  under- 
stood in  some  of  the  things  that  we  are  trying  to  do,  will  be  uplifted, 
wherever  we  go  and  whatever  we  do,  as  we  make  our  input  that  we 
may  be  aware  of  our  potential  as  a  people.  This  morning  I  want  to 
thank  the  church  at  large  and,  speaking  as  a  member  of  the  Com- 
mission on  Religion  and  Race  and  member  of  the  Indian  community, 
that  it  has  been  a  wonderful  experience  to  be  a  part  of  this  kind  of 
a  program.  Thank  you. 

Hector  Navas  (Florida):  Bishop  Nichols,  fellow  delegates: 
From  the  windy  city  of  Chicago,  from  the  tropical  shores  of  Puerto 
Rico,  from  the  ghettos  of  New  York  City  and  from  the  barrios  of 
Los  Angeles,  from  the  sprawling  area  of  Texas  and  from  the  sunny 
areas  of  Florida  came  marching  the  Hispanic  community  to  the  his- 
torical city  of  El  Paso  to  celebrate  the  first  Hispanic  national  con- 
vention in  this  past  quadrennium.  We  came,  naturally,  expressing  our 
cultural  heritage,  but  even  more,  we  came  expressing  our  concern 
for  a  more  vital  ministry  in  the  Hispanic  community  across  the  land. 
But  yet,  even  more,  we  came  expressing  our  faith  in  The  United 
Methodist  Church,  to  respond  to  the  needs  which  are  so  evident  in 
the  Hispanic  community. 

The  church  has  responded  through  the  Commission  on  Religion  and 
Race.  The  Hispanic  community  has  experienced  and  expanded  its  min- 
istries into  areas  hithertofore  unvisited  by  even  us.  The  Commission 
on  Religion  and  Race  has  afforded  us  the  opportunity  to  meet  with 
the  Council  of  Secretaries  in  order  to  have  a  continuing  dialogue  on 
the  concerns  of  the  Hispanic  community.  The  Commission  on  Re- 
ligion and  Race  has  afforded  us  the  highest  privilege  of  meeting 
with  the  highest  Council  of  the  church,  that  of  the  Council  of  Bish- 
ops here  last  week  in  this  city  in  order  for  the  first  time  for  the 
ethnic  caucuses  and  the  Hispanic  caucus  to  talk  with  our  Bishops 
concerning  the  needs  of  Hispanics.  And  lastly,  the  Commission  has 
provided  us  with  this  great  privilege  of  coming  before  this  great 
delegation  to  present  our  needs.  The  Commission  on  Religion  and 
Race  has  opened  the  door.  Such  a  door  can  never  again  be  closed. 

Before  you  and  this  great  delegation  are  many  petitions.  We  the 
Hispanic  community  are  supporting  the  concerns  of  the  Rio  Grande 
Conference  for  decent  pensions,  for  adequate  salaries.  We  are  sup- 
porting LAMAG  in  Los  Angeles  for  their  needs  for  scholarships  in 


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retraining  ministers  and  for  compensatory  education.  We  are  sup- 
porting also  Puerto  Rico  and  their  concern  to  become  an  autonomous 
church;  the  Hispanic  community  through  MARCHA,  which  is  the 
Methodists  Associated  Representing  the  Cause  for  Hispanic  Ameri- 
cans, is  now  also  moving  on  further  to  identify  itself  and  to  become 
an  integral  part;  SEMAR  in  which  all  of  Hispanics  from  the  United 
States  and  of  South  America  would  come  together  to  express  its 
concern.  My  heart  rejoices  at  the  fact  that  we  have  received  for  this 
great  body  the  letter  from  the  Holy  Father.  We  the  Hispanics  can 
appreciate  that,  for  all  of  us  have  tremendous  traditions  within  the 
Catholic  community.  We  pray,  however,  that  as  we  proceed  to  close 
the  gap  and  cross  the  sea  to  relate  to  the  Vatican  that  Methodism 
will  cross  the  street  to  relate  to  the  Hispanic  community  in  the 
nation. 

Commission  on  Religion  and  Race  Recommendations 

Joseph  E.  Loivery  presented  legislative  recommendations 
as  contained  in  the  Commission's  report;  these  recommenda- 
tions provide  for  the  continued  existence  of  the  Commission 
as  a  general  agency  of  the  church.  He  stated  that  the 
Commission  would  recommend  that  this  be  referred  to  the 
Legislative  Committee  on  Conference